Wilson slams Ramsey over education cuts

Here’s the press release from the campaign of Democrat Susan Wilson, who is vying with Republican Nathan Ramsey to represent District 115 in the N.C. House. Ramsey has
previously said the charges about his education record are false.

Nathan Ramsey Runs From His Vote to Cut Millions From Schools

Wilson Pledges to Protect Public Schools

ASHEVILLE, NC – Nathan Ramsey, the Republican candidate for North Carolina State House District 115, is distorting his record in an attempt to distract voters from his past vote to cut millions from public education.

While Chairman of the Buncombe County Commissioners, Nathan Ramsey voted for a budget that cut school funding by $3 million dollars. See here: http://goo.gl/IF3Ig

“Nathan Ramsey needs to stop running from his record and admit that he voted to cut $3 million dollars from our public schools,” Democratic candidate Susan Wilson said, “Nathan Ramsey clearly voted to gut public education and now he’s trying to hide from it—that is wrong. We cannot afford more of the same by sending Nathan Ramsey to Raleigh—we must do better.”

Ramsey’s vote on a controversial budget resulted in $3.75 million in cuts to local schools. This includes cuts of $1.5 million to Buncombe County Schools, $240,000 to Asheville City Schools and $766,000 to AB-Tech. Only under the threat of lawsuit did Ramsey back down. See here: http://goo.gl/IF3Ig

“Cutting education means our kids fall behind—it’s clear that Nathan Ramsey doesn’t understand that,” Wilson continued, “I will protect public schools because education is the key to giving our kids the opportunity to succeed.”

Background:

http://www.mountainx.com/article/11351/Buncombe-County-Commission

http://www.mountainx.com/article/11151/Buncombe-County-Commission

http://www.mountainx.com/article/11159/Buncombe-County-Commission

http://www.mountainx.com/article/11167/Buncombe-County-Commission

“Is Buncombe tax rate the result of priorities or political positioning?”

Asheville Citizen-Times, 07/03/02

“County Schools back off lawsuit threat over funding”

Asheville Citizen-Times, 07/11/02


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