I hear it said so often that our fair state’s economic development depends on the strength of its school system. Following that logic, the evil Republicans’ supposed gutting of N.C.’s public school system will keep businesses away.

Well, here’s some positive publicity regarding our public school system, and on national television no less: Chapel Hill-Carboro schools are canceling classes because they expect to be short-handed due to today’s “A Day Without a Woman” protest.