I previously posted about the death of a beloved community public school in Haywood, North Carolina, due to state budget cuts and the opening of a charter school.


Members of the community rallied to support the school, and they put the blame where it belongs: on the politicians in Raleigh, who are responsible for the schools’ funding and for authorizing charter schools to compete with neighborhood public schools. They also recognized that that the charter is funded by out-of-state right wingers whose goal is not to improve public education but to destroy it.


The voters will remember in November. That’s the good news in Haywood. A school board member plans to run against the Republican incumbent.