"Duh!", you say...of course tax cuts hurt education. Not according to the NC GOP, of course, and they're doing their best to make sure that everyone hears their propaganda. But one voice recently spoke truth to power.
John Tate of Charlotte ended his 12 years on the State Board of Education on Thursday with a speech criticizing state tax cuts he said hurt public education.
"we have seen the giveaway of a half-billion dollars plus to taxpayers in the form of a tax cut. Education has suffered. The profession has suffered. And the predicament before you is that, eventually, our kids will have suffered.”
That giveaway wasn't just to any old taxpayers, John, but rather to only the very wealthy ones like Art Pope, as well as big corporations.
Fortunately for Republicans, they won't have to listen to this kind of refreshing truth much more, as they continue to completely take over every aspect of state government.
Tate was one of the most outspoken members of the board. He was part of a shrinking minority of board members appointed by Democratic governors.