The N.C. Association of Educators is refusing a demand from businessman Bob Luddy to remove a video it posted to the Internet.
The NCAE video, "Money and Privatization: A Love Story," alleges Luddy, a charter and private school founder, businessman Art Pope, House Majority Leader Paul Stam, and Wake County School Board Chairman Ron Margiotta are linked in an effort to destroy public education.
The cease and desist letter from a firm representing Luddy and the private school he founded says that the video falsely states that Luddy profits from it.
"The NCAE's implication that the statements upon which it is based (including, again, that Thales Academy, a non-profit entity) are not only blatantly false but also impugn Mr. Luddy's business reputation as well as the reputation of Thales Academy."
A lawyer for the NCAE wrote back, saying the video never says Luddy is profiting from the schools.