Guilford County Schools superintendent grateful N.C. legislature has increased public education funding

Dr. Sharon Contreras, superintendent Guilford County Schools (GCS), testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor today. In her written testimony, she thanked the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly for increasing state appropriations for public schools.  She wrote, “I am grateful that the North Carolina state legislature has increased public education funding since 2011…”

Naturally, she complained that it was not enough.  But it was refreshing to read an acknowledgment that, despite Medicaid shortfalls and other budgetary pressures, the North Carolina General Assembly continued to invest in public schools following the Great Recession.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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