With his latest veto (which is veto number 28, by the way) it is time for our periodic reminder that NC’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper hates school choice – and by school choice, I do mean all school choice:
Bob Luebke over at Civitas explains in more detail how Roy Cooper has just called the over 100,000+ charter school students in the state a bunch of racists:
On Friday, December 21st Gov. Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 469, a technical corrections bill which among other things, would have made municipal charter school employees eligible for state benefits.
In his veto statement Cooper said, “municipal charter schools set a dangerous precedent that could lead to taxpayer funded re-segregation. “
For years Gov. Cooper has been telling us how important education is and how we need to give our students the best possible education.
Gov. Cooper’s veto will make it more difficult for four municipalities in the Charlotte area to staff municipally-authorized charter schools.
Cooper said the bill would lead to “taxpayer funded re-segregation.”
Luebke goes on to shred Cooper for his King-like rhetoric:
Gov. Cooper talks about better educational opportunities and increased parental involvement. I guess that’s fine as long as long as the child is assigned to a government-funded school, with a government regulated curriculum and government approved teachers. Parents who want a better public or private education for their children, good luck. You’re on your own, because the governor and most of his Democratic brethren don’t trust you.
Shorter: King Cooper just cannot abide the peasants being able to pick a school that best fits their child’s needs.
Funnily enough, picking the school that best suits a child’s needs is exactly what Cooper did for his daughter Natalie by sending her to the very private and very pricey St. Mary’s.
Roy Cooper’s brother, Pell, also sent his daughter Meredith to St. Mary’s.
Cooper’s ‘segregationist’ rhetoric is matched by that of NC’s largest district, Wake County.
Parent’s aren’t buying it from either of them.