North Carolina must fix its schools

When Charlotte teacher Justin Parmenter shared a live video to Facebook of his leaky, saturated classroom roof, he said his students were trying to concentrate on a quiz.

“It’s time for the state to embrace its obligation to adequately fund education,” said Parmenter, a K-12 advocate and occasional contributor to Policy Watch.

The scene, of course, set a tidy, if yucky, stage for state House Speaker Tim Moore’s all-too-tardy and all-too-small clarion call for a $1.9 billion education bond, of which about $1.3 billion would be reserved for K-12 schools. If any student strolled into class as late as this all-out push from the powerful Republican, they’d be sent promptly to the principal’s office.


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