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Teachers complain that Cooper chose to use federal relief funds for community colleges

North Carolina received $51.4 million for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund.  GEER allows governors to direct a portion of federal coronavirus relief funding for targeted initiatives and programs.

Yesterday, Gov. Cooper announced his plans for the money.

The Governor will invest $44 million of the funds to help students access college and earn degrees starting this fall; $5 million to support mental health initiatives across state postsecondary institutions; and $2.4 million into equity-focused initiatives for K-12 and postsecondary students and families.

Teachers jumped onto social media to complain about Cooper’s decision.

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

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...