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Chris Fitzsimon on the follies of the latest education spin

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 3:30 pm

One of the more entertaining events of this week was the scramble by Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory to take credit for the news that the state’s high-school graduation rate increased to 82 percent, an all-time high.

It’s understandable that they are desperate to draw attention away from the woefully inadequate education budget they passed a few weeks ago, the thousands of teacher assistants they fired, the supplemental pay they are ending for teachers with master’s degrees and the deep cuts to instructional support that teachers need in the classroom.

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