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Editorial: N.C. school budget's defects emerge as students settle in

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 -- After passing the budget, legislative leaders were unrestrained in heaping praise on themselves for their "support" of public education. Even some education leaders thanked the Jones Street crowd profusely. But with the new school year well under way, the self-congratulations have yielded to disappointment, angst and turmoil. Local schools are worried there won't be money to pay teachers next school year, a principal pay plan may actually leave many with pay cuts and make it harder to get good principals into the schools with the most need. And the UNC Board of Governors is being rightly-criticized for micromanagement amid concerns over potential conflicts of interest.


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