From the NC GOP

Opening North Carolina Schools
  • Yesterday, North Carolina Republicans led the effort to pass SB 37 which safely reopens North Carolina’s public schools to provide every student with the option of in-person learning.
  • This legislation includes guidelines from NC DHHS and actually accomplishes Governor Cooper’s purported goal of getting kids back into the classroom safely.
  • Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly took decisive action to pass SB37 with bipartisan support to safely reopen North Carolina schools.
  • Many Democrats, including US Senate Candidate Cal Jr., followed Governor Cooper’s lead in putting liberal special interest groups first and North Carolina students last.
  • Governor Cooper continues to erroneously claim that reopening schools is his “top priority” while failing to take decisive action to actually get kids safely back into the classroom.
  • At one of his many public relations stunts, Cooper floated the idea of bonuses to make up for the raises that he vetoed in 2019.
  • Cooper continues to proclaim that North Carolina students should return to school now but refuses to take the necessary steps to make that happen.
  • Republicans secure enough Democrat support to override Cooper’s veto in both chambers.
  • The question is whether or not Cooper will sign legislation that accomplishes his goal or will he twist arms behind closed doors to keep schools closed?