If the midterm elections in North Carolina showed anything about public education, it’s that there is still incredibly strong support for public schools being fully funded and educational reforms being more regulated and researched.
Just ask the following lawmakers:
Bill Brawley introduced and championed HB 514, a bill that literally helps to segregate student populations using property tax money to build municipal charter schools.
Brawley lost his reelection bid.
Jeff Tarte introduced a budgetary line item that would have had the state budget fund a “donor” page to give supplies to affluent school sin his area.
Tarte is not going back to Raleigh.
Nelson Dollar was the chief budget writer for the current budget that the GOP establishment passed through a nuclear option knowing that it did not fully fund traditional public schools. He’s the person who said, “Most of the budgeting was done for the second year last year in the budget. It was obviously fully debated, fully discussed, fully amended,” – https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article211879774.html.
Dollar is not going back to Raleigh.
John Bradford introduced a bill that would have allowed businesses to literally buy their way into having their own charter schools for their employees and have state funds help finance them.
Bradford is not going back to Raleigh.
And do not forget that some people did not make it to the general election.
Justin Burr created a bill that would have every teacher report every video that was used in a classroom setting to an Orwellian office in Raleigh. He also was a leader in the redistricting efforts of the current establishment.
Burr did not even make it out of his primary.
Curtis did not make it out of the primary. He resigned his post in the middle of the summer.
Apparently, the public that these people “represented” did not look at their views on public education as something that should be “representative” of their own views.
Just imagine what might have happened if our districts were not always being redrawn