by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
A handful of Haywood County Democrats held a rally in Waynesville to protest the education budget. WLOS News 13 covered the event and offered the following summary of the festivities:
Demonstrators marched from Democratic headquarters to the courthouse vowing to fight cuts to early education and teacher assistant positions. They also say they will work to vote the Republican majority out of office in the legislature. Participants say the future of education in North Carolina depends on that, but overall their main concern is the children.