Claim: “The terrible thing we’ve all seen this time around is the Republicans taking us to 49th nationally in education spending.”
Speaker: Bill Faison, Democratic candidate for governor, at the N.C. Association of School Administrators forum in Raleigh
Context: On the campaign trail, Faison is quick to say the current state budget authored by the Republican legislative leadership hurt education funding – ranking North Carolina 49th in the nation in per pupil spending.
Is he right? Read below for the answer. And click here for more on the Democratic candidates' education records.