More lies from Republican lawmakers: Education cuts

Received a reply from G.L. Pridgen, Representative (GOP) from portions of Robeson County.

In the final analysis, it all comes down to the fact that these are tough times. Because education is approximately 60% of the state budget there is no choice but to make “some” cuts along with other departments/agencies. We fully funded full-time teachers and teacher assistants and if you review the budget online you will see that a lower percentage of cuts are made to the Department of Education than other departments/agencies.

Mr. Pridgen, if you fully funded teachers and assistants why are there plans to fire 200+ assistants in Robeson County. My the last count I saw with 12 districts reporting out of 100+ there have been 2032 layoffs.

The truth takes another hit out of the NCGA.