The way things are going, Pat McCrory may end up as the Uneducation Governor.
First he questioned a liberal arts college education. Even Carter had trouble swallowing that.
Now his administration appoints an early-childhood director who opposes early-childhood education programs.
Democrats should welcome the chance to take this one to the voters.
When Governor Hunt launched Smart Start 20 years ago, we did a lot of polling. We knew the right-wingers would attack it as “government interfering with families.” We tested that with voters.
They laughed at the criticism. Given the number of working parents, single parents and broken families, they thought government needed to more for early-childhood, not less.
A side note: WRAL reported that the director, Dianna Lightfoot, had a noteworthy Twitter account that she suddenly deleted:
“In postings on her ‘ChinaLight44’ Twitter account, Lightfoot calls Hillary Clinton one of Obama’s ‘Butch bunch’ and apparently suggests that the massive Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011, may have been caused by ultrasonic waves from neighboring China or North Korea.”
Really, I’m not making this stuff up.