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NC Governor declares ‘state of emergency’ due to GOP school voucher expansion, tax cuts

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2023
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Education, Facts and Fact Checking, Public Education, Roy Cooper, Polarization, Culture War
Kaitlin McKeown

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper declared Monday that “public education in North Carolina is facing a state of emergency” in the face of “extreme legislation” being promoted by Republican state lawmakers. In a video posted online Monday, Cooper said GOP lawmakers will “starve public education” and “drops an atomic bomb on public education” with plans to further cut taxes and increase funding for private school vouchers.

He said the public needs to speak out against the changes before they’re adopted in the state budget. “It’s clear that the Republican legislature is...

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