First, I can not believe someone other than me is taking shots at the Education Governor.
Second, don't assume she found the $30 million to fund the palm pilots. The budget she presented was so far from reality her own party indicated it would require a major re-write; and that is what the Legislature is in town for.
Third, her "floated" proposal to borrow $100 million from the Education lottery to be used for teacher raises and to repay them for lost time last year, was quietly shot down. The Senate relaized the second portion of the proposal to require each county to repay their proportionate share of the funding would never float.
Fourth, hate to tell you this, but the budget coming out of the Senate calls for several teacher furlough days. By the way, those days can not be taken on instructional days.
With the new found transparency in education, I assumed everyone could see through this. Thursday at Lejuene; 3 day week-end at the Coast or her home in New Bern; Monday in Wilmington, then back to Raleigh until her next junket.
With the work to be done on movie incentives, who knows, she may need another trip to Hollywood to be certain she has it right this time.
Watch the sky.
Your Education Governor at work for you.
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