Administration Secretary Moses Carey Friday hammered the education cuts being proposed by the Republican legislature.
Visiting the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School in Durham, Carey said the namesake of the school would have been deeply troubled by the mass layoffs of teachers proposed by the legislature.
“Because I knew her, I can tell you she would have been appalled by what what is being considered,” said Carey, according to a news release. Carey was elected to his first term as Orange County Commissioner in 1984 the same year that Clement became a Durham County commissioner after overseeing desegregation as the first African-American superintendent of the former city school system.
“She spent her time and energy to help students develop themselves to move on to higher education and becoming contributing members of our state's economic future,” Carey said. “But the budget cuts being considered today would literally turn back the clock on North Carolina.”