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Bill Cobey to lead state education board

Former congressman Bill Cobey was elected chairman of the State Board of Education on Wednesday.

Cobey replaces Bill Harrison, a former school district superintendent who left the board earlier this year after his term expired.

R.L. "Buddy" Collins of Forsyth County was elected vice president. Equality NC, a gay advocacy group, tried to get Gov. Pat McCrory to withdraw Collins' appointment.

Cobey is a former chairman of the state Republican Party. He was sworn in as a board of education member along with five other McCrory appointees.


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Voting to Defy the Law

Sad news about Collins. As I posted in a related article, Collins apparently voted in 2009 to *defy state law* (and to place his school district out of compliance with state mandates on anti-bullying policies) due to his anti-LGBT stance. That's some scary anti-equality extremism. More info on it here: http://www.youthallies.com/north-carolina-lgbt-buddy-collins-defy-law/
Mike (www.youthallies.com)

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