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Published on Apr 10, 2012
Eighteen months after the Educations Jobs Fund was signed into law, many school districts are worrying about what will happen now that the federal money is expiring. The Edu Jobs fund providing North Carolina with $297 million to save jobs in NC schools during the Great Recession.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Pat McCrory weighed in Tuesday morning on the appeals by educators who say North Carolina lawmakers must do something to replace the millions of dollars in lost revenue that could result in further classroom cuts.
McCrory criticized officials who accepted the federal money, knowing it was going to run out, for having no back-up plan.
The former Charlotte mayor joins us on News & Views this weekend to discuss his vision for education - including performance pay for teachers, more charter schools, and more hand-held technology.