A legislative proposal to overhaul North Carolina's pre-K system would completely privatize pre-K classrooms by the summer of 2013, as well as leave fewer families eligible for state tuition assistance.Followed by this, "The World as the Republican General Assembly Wants It":
Taxpayer-supported pre-kindergarten has long had a waiting list of eligible children who don't get financial help because the state runs out of money before it runs out of families falling below annual income thresholds. That generates a waiting list, exacerbated this year by a 20 percent pre-K cut the Republican-controlled General Assembly approved to help balance the state budget.How to decrease the waiting list, and in effect knock many thousands of children out of their pre-school desks? Make eligibility as difficult as possible.
You think the Republican leaders in this state aren't trying to cripple and ultimately eliminate public education?