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Gov. Perdue's Statement on the Override of House Bill 7


Location: Raleigh, NC

"Today the Republican-led General Assembly secured their place as the most anti-public education legislature in North Carolina history. After cutting school funding and forcing the layoffs of more than 900 teachers and 2,000 teacher assistants, after punishing teachers for daring to oppose education cuts, after pushing a reform plan based on more requirements and less money and after proposing to raid the funds available for public schools in order to shell out a tax cut to corporations that give money to private schools, now the Republican legislature has closed a path to career training or college for potentially thousands of students. Public Education is about opening doors for our young people -- not slamming them. This is not the way to prepare our young people for a 21st century economy."

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