Trying to use it as a weapon against Roy Cooper:
Both lawmakers called on state Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate the situation. “Schools have a duty to educate and protect our children, not serve as marching grounds for political protests orchestrated by unions,” Berger and Hunt said in a joint statement Wednesday. “We are deeply disturbed the NCAE is encouraging teachers to turn their backs on their classrooms and leave their students in the care of strangers who may lack formal training and background checks.”
“If the Senate was so concerned about students they wouldn’t have drastically shortchanged our public schools,” Cooper said in a written statement. “I can understand why teachers are beyond frustrated, but I don’t think they should leave the classroom.”
When I read that tripe from Berger and Hunt I almost fell over in my chair. But I will let one of the commenters on this article explain why:
Last session the NCGA passed or introduced bills that took away extra pay for teachers with master's degrees, made it optional for teachers to be certified, made it optional to do background checks for charter school teachers, increased funding for programs that place non-certified teachers in classrooms, and decreased funding for a program that is nationally recognized for training highly effective certified teachers.
And NOW they are claiming they give a flying fig about students having people who "lack formal training and background checks" in their classroom?!?!?! Just when I think the Republican leadership in North Carolina has reached the lowest point possible, they pick up a shovel and start digging deeper into the pit of lies and stupidity.
Exactly. Every time they open their mouth they are either claiming they're doing something good that they aren't or blaming others for doing bad things they've already done. It's like having "Opposite Day" every day of the fricking week.