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    Re: NC hates teachers
    Posted by: Bill T (now retired) on 7/11/13
    (12) Comments


    Look, y'all, I know things are bleak. I don't blame you for
    feeling discouraged. The general assembly has and is doing
    massive damage to this state. And yes, I foresee an exodus by
    teachers and teachers assistants but, honestly, I have to wonder
    where they will go. It's tough everywhere. Ask the people in
    Wisconsin and in Florida.

    Please understand, the people of this state do NOT hate you. Our
    problem is that, in the last 2 elections, we allowed ourselves
    to be stampeded to the right wing by some very clever
    campaigning and good old fashion scare tactics (read that, lies
    and distortions) by some very selfish and short sighted people.

    But there is a silver lining to this dark cloud. Really. In the
    2012 election, despite returning GOP majorities to both houses
    of the legislature, President Obama came within one percentage
    point of carrying North Carolina. Yes, it was that close.

    This means 2 things:

    1. There are still a significant number of moderates/progressives
    in North Carolina; we just need to make sure that more of us
    show up at the polls in 2014. I don't think we did last year.

    2. "All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do
    nothing." We got complacent in both 2010 and 2012. We can fix
    that.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • NC hates teachers, 7/10/13, by CMS.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/10/13, by Anne.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/10/13, by ElemenTeacher.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/11/13, by Bill T (now retired).
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/11/13, by The Decline of NC.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/11/13, by Bill T (now retired).
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/15/13, by T.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/22/13, by Public School Refugee.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/22/13, by Staying positive.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/22/13, by Beth Special Needs .
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/22/13, by Staying positive.
  • Re: NC hates teachers, 7/25/13, by CMS.