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Eugene

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Wed Mar 6, 2024, 09:14 PM Mar 2024

North Carolina schools chief loses primary to home-schooling parent critical of 'radical agendas'

Source: Associated Press

North Carolina schools chief loses primary to home-schooling parent critical of ‘radical agendas’

BY GARY D. ROBERTSON
Updated 6:43 PM EST, March 6, 2024

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s public schools superintendent and some state legislators won’t be returning to their positions in 2025 after primary defeats by challengers who questioned their rivals’ commitment to social conservatism or a Democratic agenda.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt lost Tuesday’s Republican primary to Michele Morrow, a home-schooling parent and conservative activist who has accused public schools of indoctrinating students with left-leaning views on race and gender.

Also on Tuesday, six-term Democratic Sen. Mike Woodard from Durham County, who voted to overturn a few of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes, lost his primary to a self-proclaimed progressive.

Truitt, in her first term as schools’ chief, led the Department of Public Instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic and later recovery, and implemented a new legislature-backed plan to improve reading skills in early grades. She had reelection support from dozens of General Assembly members and North Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/north-carolina-election-superintendent-runoffs-legislature-d7339a3264fd1af5be23f6c216c759e8

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North Carolina schools chief loses primary to home-schooling parent critical of 'radical agendas' (Original Post) Eugene Mar 2024 OP
NC is doomed with this idiot leading the school systems. CRK7376 Mar 2024 #1

CRK7376

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1. NC is doomed with this idiot leading the school systems.
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 09:34 PM
Mar 2024

Thank goodness I retired from NC School System this past June or I would probably be fired for insubordination to this newly elected idiot.

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