Thou shall not bear false witness about how the NC General Assembly funds its public school system.
Especially when you are a seven-term state representative who has been a part of the damaging group of lawmakers who have attacked public education this last decade.
And he’s a minister on top of that.
In the video referenced below, he claims that North Carolina is a top-10 state when it comes to per pupil expenditures.
Willful ignorance for political gain under a holy guise when that is so far from the truth is not very godly.
That headline from EdNC.org highlights a report from the Education Law Center.
That’s NC way down there at the bottom.
Actually, North Carolina didn’t look good for many of the measures highlighted.
Here’s a measure that Rep. Shepard must have overlooked:
Strange that Shepard has been in office during the whole time this data table spans.
Maybe he was referring to this:
Yep. NC was top ten in that category. But when the state was already low in its funding, a simple reallocation of a few dollars makes a bigger impact on the percentage reported.
Not really something to brag about.