PAA highlights ALEC influence on North Carolina education policy

Republican members of the North Carolina Senate recently introduced an education bill that bears the distinctive stamp of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

PAA affiliate MecklenburgACTS has taken a leading role in publicizing the origins and the implications of the bill, as in this story broadcast by Charlotte’s NPR affiliate, WFAE.

In it, PAA co-founder Pamela Grundy says of the bill: “It’s not tailored to North Carolina, it doesn’t arise out of the concerns of North Carolinians.┬áIn fact, I think it goes counter to what a lot of North Carolinians would like to see in their schools and yet it ends up introduced in the state legislature.”

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One Response to PAA highlights ALEC influence on North Carolina education policy

  1. Karen Jourden

    So many people hear soundbites by politicians promising to ‘make great strides in education’ and assume their emphasis means that the politicians believe the same thing the citizens do. That’s not always the case. We have to do our research.