Liberal Groups Fight to Keep Poor and Disabled Kids in Failing Schools

 
Dec 11, 2013
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Raleigh, N.C. – Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) issued the following joint statement today in response to a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina affiliate of the national teachers’ union and a liberal special interest group:

“Not only are these left-wing interest groups fighting every attempt to improve public education, they now want to trap underprivileged and disabled children in low-performing schools where they will continue to fall behind their peers. Their shameful and defeatist mission will only hurt these students and our state.”

Berger and Tillis noted that 16 other states plus the District of Columbia have similar, successful programs. They said the meritless lawsuit is the latest example of liberal special interests abusing the legal system to try to erase their electoral losses at the hands of the voters.
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