VOTE BUYING IN RALEIGH

And here we thought the conservative majority was about reform. But up pops a $714 million, bipartisan monstrosity  in the House to give every teacher and every education bureaucrat and every state employee making less than a hundred grand a $2400 raise. Nothing about pay for performance or merit or differential pay based on the market and nothing about school choice or getting bad teachers out of the classroom.

More spending. $714 million plus pension cost. Zilch for reform. The NCAE union is happy. But expecting to buy NCAE support is off base.

Let’s hope Senate reformers put the reform train back on the track.