Thank you Norm Roberts for your efforts to find out accurate factual information about the very important issue of public education funding. You or Jim Davis suggests in your letter to the editor in The Franklin Press Aug. 24 that the information on the Democratic Headquarters sign about cuts to public education funding is a lie. There is clearly a discrepancy between the information on the Democratic sign about massive cuts to public education and the information that Jim Davis presented to citizens of Macon County at the League of Women Voter’s Forum. As chairman of the Macon County Democratic Party, I can say with absolute conviction that the local Democratic Party and our candidates are committed to presenting accurate, reliable, factual information to our citizens. We do our best to find reliable sources so voters can judge what the facts related to different positions truly are. Of course it is possible that without intention I used incorrect information so I rechecked the facts.
Written on the website of the NC Department of Public Instruction (www.ncpublicschools.org/budget) is, “The 2011-13 biennial state budget that was passed by the General Assembly in June 2011 contained more than $1 billion in cuts to public school funding.” The voters can decide who is telling the truth.
I encourage any voter who wants to protect the future of our state, the future of our children, the future of our grandchildren, and the future of public education in NC to carefully consider the clear differences in the candidates running for N.C. Senate in our district.
Ed Morris, MD Chairman
Macon County Democratic Party