Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daddy, I need teachers

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 8:52 AM

click to enlarge Rep. Mike Stone (R- Harnett, Lee)
  • Rep. Mike Stone (R- Harnett, Lee)

A Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly received a letter from his daughter, and her classmates, asking him to save teacher's jobs ... and he wasn't happy about it.

Seriously.

From CBS:

A North Carolina lawmaker doesn't think it was right for his daughter and her third-grade class to write to him and other elected officials protesting possible cuts in state education spending.

Republican state Rep. Mike Stone says his daughter asked in her note to "please raise the budget, dad" and help keep two teacher assistants employed.

Stone told WRAL-TV: "As I read through this (letter), anger completely shot through me, and I was trying to hold myself together. (It's unconscionable) to know any education system would use a daughter against her father."

Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue are at odds over the budget that is on her desk to either sign or veto. Some in education say the proposed spending plan could eliminate 9,300 positions in the public schools. Republicans have said those numbers are exaggerated.

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