June Atkinson is airing her displeasure.
"I believe this action violates the Constitution of North Carolina and usurps the will of the voters who granted me the privilege to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction," she said in a statement.
She went on to repeat her belief that the legislature should resolve the tug-of-war between the positions of governor and superintendent on education, adding that it may end up being resolved in court.
"I will not abdicate my constitutional and statutory responsibilities," she said.
After the jump, the full statement.