I have an enormously difficult time understanding the war on education in this country. In North Carolina, this war is an overt thing, very much in the open and very aggressive. The Republican General Assembly has abridged classroom funding, stagnated teachers’ salaries and is in the process of stripping due process from even our most educated, accomplished teachers. It remains to be seen what new horrors the Legislature will visit on our educational system when they reconvene in May, but expectations are low. Republican legislators have teased novice educators with the promise of a slight bump in salary, but have already offered veterans nothing – not even empty promises.
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