Polk Democrats raise $1,750 for classroom suppliesPublished 5:01pm Friday, August 30, 2013
Greene accepted the Democratic Women’s and Men’s Club checks on behalf of the teachers and their students. He said these donations would greatly help give Polk County students the kind of education they need and deserve.
When accepting the checks, Greene explained the recent legislative session in Raleigh gravely hurt the schools. The legislature cut 20 percent from the budget for teaching assistants this year, and promised to cut another 20 percent during next year’s session. The legislature also cut the state textbook budget by 75 percent. Greene said these cuts are “big ones that really impact.”
Margaret Parker, chair of the Polk County Women’s Club, said, “Democrats are serious about public education in North Carolina and about their support for Polk County’s teachers, students and schools. These donations show how serious we are.”
– article submitted by Renee McDermott