We all know that the journalism industry, the Main Stream Media, is nothing more than a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for the democratic party. And while most of you are focused on the NFL Scandal, or standing in line to get the new iPhone, you pay no attention to the ‘IMPORTANT ITEMS’.
With that said, I’d like to take few moments to point out some facts on a recent “Education Story” that was published on WTVD ABC 11 here in North Carolina.
In 2008-2009, North Carolina spent $67.15 on school textbooks per K-12 student.
The funding fell to $14.86 in the 2014-2015 school year, a 7 percent reduction.
“That doesn’t even buy one text book sometimes,” said McDonald.
Dr. Robin McCoy is in charge of K-12 curriculum in North Carolina. She came up through the ranks and remembers exactly when the hammer first fell after the recession in 2010. Textbook funding was cut to $1.69 per student.
From reading this story, one would automatically think that those EVIL Republicans have slashed our Education budget. After all, that IS what Rev. Barber and the Moron Monday crowd have been chanting. And the McClatchy Group, Capital Broadcasting & WRAL, WTVD, the Herald Sun and other liberal media take it and run with it. No need to verify or look any further than a sound bite.
Refer to the above QUOTE once again, and in particular, the last line — “textbook funding was cut to $1.69 per student.”
So, shouldn’t the quote from the above story read;
“The textbook funding increased by 879% from the 2010 level of $1.69 per pupil, to the 2014 level of $14.86 per pupil.
Let’s do our own homework now —- shall we;
Raleigh News & Observer, 12/22/2010 (McClatchy Paper)
The HEADLINE – “Perdue orders deeper budget cuts; Hiring, raises put on hold”
The HEADLINE – “Governor cuts pay, calls for furloughs for state employees”
The HEADLINE – “State School Board sets teacher furlough policy.”
The chart below shows the total amount spent on each K-12 education budget starting in 2008 through 2014. These figures come from the state budget which is available online:
Now, let us delve into the NC State Board of Education. Here’s a handy dandy screen grab from their ‘STAFF PAGE’. They are the ones who make BUDGETS and decide how much goes to what area. (Note: the RED UNDERLINED names indicate that they are registered democrats… according to public info via the NC State BoE site)
Then there is this little gem from the John Locke Foundation;
Are three associate superintendents enough? Not for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education!
Tracy Weeks, former executive director of the N.C. Virtual Public School, is the state’s newest associate superintendent, joining fellow associate superintendents Rebecca Garland, Martez Hill, and Philip Price. Last month, Weeks received an $11,000 raise to bring her annual salary to $121,000.
Rebecca Garland ($153,824) and Philip Price ($143,483) are the two highest paid employees at DPI, while Martez Hill ($118,126) is the low associate superintendent on the totem pole, so to speak.
Governor McCrory’s annual salary is $141,265. Lt. Governor Forest receives $124,676 a year.
Liberal democrat politicians are the ones who have cut the education budgets — Period!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twentieth Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.