RALEIGH – After almost a week, Senate Bill 37, the ‘In Person Learning Choice for Families Act,’ is still sitting on Governor Roy Cooper’s desk.
No signature. No veto. Just sitting there.
Students, parents, and more teachers than the NCAE cares to admit, are tired of waiting, needlessly, as the costs of closures persist. They want to know what the hold up is; so do lawmakers in the N.C. House.
Education Committee Chairman John Bradford (R-Mecklenburg) and freshman Representative Erin Paré (R-Holly Springs) released a statement Tuesday imploring Governor Cooper to sign the bill and stop the damage that’s being done to so many kids’ lives and education:
As such, the supportive Democrats, facing angry parents and real costs to kids, will be less inclined to flip their votes.
The bill was presented to Cooper on February 17. If the governor takes no action in 10 days (February 27), the bill becomes law without his signature. Politically, that may be the route Cooper selects: avoiding signature of the bill in deference to the far left NCAE forces and his advisors at CBC, and avoiding a plainly unpopular, hypocritical (and nonsensical) veto.
The backdrop for all of it is a remarkably uniform downtrend in case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths — a welcome complement to the demonstrably safe environment schools can provide, even among worse COVID metrics.
In the next few days, we’ll know one way or another if Cooper is willing to acknowledge this reality.
The post ‘Stop Delaying and Sign It!’: NC House Lawmakers Call on Cooper to Sign School Reopening Bill appeared first on First In Freedom Daily.
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Jeff Moore
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://firstinfreedomdaily.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.