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Opinion: Mark Robinson is a threat to public education in North Carolina
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Opinion: Mark Robinson is a threat to public education in North Carolina

Tabitha Arrowood, a single mother of two children, writes about the positive impact of public education on her life, as well as the threats to public education that she perceives from Mark Robinson, the state’s lieutenant governor.

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Last week, North Carolinians joined millions of Americans across the country in casting primary ballots in advance of the November general election. This year’s election is make or break for North Carolinians like me who have witnessed increased attacks on public education by extremists like the MAGA candidate for governor, Mark Robinson.

Under Gov. Roy Cooper, our public schools have laid the groundwork for our state being named  the number one state in the country for business  two years in a row. Having a strong public education system creates a diverse and well-educated workforce, which leads to better results for our North Carolina economy. That still hasn’t stopped Robinson, North Carolina’s current lieutenant governor, from attacking our schools and hardworking teachers. I’m a first-generation college graduate and a mother who can confirm first hand that North Carolina’s teachers are not “wicked people”  as Robinson asserts.

The above excerpt was originally published in Cardinal & Pine. Click here to view the full article.

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