Sunday 18 Mar 2018


Governor Pushes For Class Size Funding

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Governor Roy Cooper is urging legislative Republicans to provide funding for smaller class sizes to phase in the currently unfunded mandate when they convene in Raleigh this week.  The governor’s comments followed a visit to Cotswold Elementary School in Charlotte last week, where he met with students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. In 2016, the General Assembly required smaller class sizes for kindergarten through third grade classes in North Carolina public schools, but failed to provide additional funding for teachers and classroom space.



  1. Anonymous says:

    How about asking the parents whose children attend those schools whether they would rather see the reduced class size mandate repealed or be billed directly for the extra cost required to reduce the number of students in their child’s classroom.

    • Waynecountynative says:

      Because that isn’t how public services work. When the government provides a service that we all benefit from everyone pays a share. It’s the very reason for having government. You don’t get a bill from the police department when they respond to a burglary at your house.

      • Anonymous says:

        Is it that straight forward? I’m not sure. To be honest I’m trying to figure out why they passed the law to begin with.

        • waynecountynative says:

          They passed the class size law because they thought it would make them look good to lower class sizes. Unfortunately, they didn’t think through the consequences of the law and failed to fund it. Now they’re stuck between coming up with more money (which they can’t because there’s no source of funding in the budget with all of the tax cuts) or increasing class sizes (which will look bad politically). It’s a shame they didn’t just think it through on the front end.


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