NC Senate Turns Deaf Ear to Local Superintendents
Senate Budget Fails to Fill $750 Million Education Funding Gap
RALEIGH — Progress North Carolina today released the following statement concerning the proposed NC Senate Budget.
“Despite the loud and clear message from local superintendents, the Senate budget fails to eliminate budget reversions or replace expiring federal dollars. Senate leaders turned a deaf ear to the concerns of local superintendents and have put thousands of educators’ jobs in jeopardy. This extreme right-wing budget is bad for schools, bad for teachers and, most importantly, bad for kids who will face higher class sizes and fewer educational opportunities.”
- Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC
- The Senate budget fails to fill the $750 million education funding gap. In fact, the budget doesn’t even replace the $258 million in federal Edujobs funds that are expiring this year. An estimated 5,000 education jobs will be lost without replacing this money.