Today, Governor Cooper vetoed House Bill 324; this bill was the first step in combating Critical Race Theory being forced upon our children in NC public schools. The Governor’s explanation for vetoing this bill was that “...this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education.”
This lazy response is the same one that the Governor has used for weeks to avoid addressing a serious issue that is plaguing public education in North Carolina. The Report on Indoctrination in North Carolina Public Education created by my office; irrefutably established that there is a clear problem in our state. For the Governor to say that this bill is pushing “conspiracy-laden politics,” does a disservice to the teachers, students, and parents across our state who have voiced their concerns.
In a letter I presented to the Governor, I asked him to share which discriminatory concepts in the bill he believed students should be “compelled” to believe. However, in his veto, he chose not to share those details. Governor Cooper should stop playing political games and start serving the people who elected him.
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina