Wake's reluctance to extensively use federal stimulus money to save existing jobs is drawing fire from the N.C. Association of Educators and Gov. Beverly Perdue.
As noted in today's article, Wake school leaders complained that the state's discretionary cuts are not really so discretionary after all, leading to larger class sizes and fewer teaching positions this fall. They also are saying they're reluctant to rely too much on stimulus money that's scheduled to go away after two years.
But NCAE and Perdue, which both backed the budget deal and argued that stimulus money could be a lifesaver for school jobs, aren't happy with Wake's response.
UPDATED END OF POST TO INCLUDE LINKS TO PERDUE'S BUDGET ORDER, WHERE WAKE IS MAKING THE CUTS AND HOW IT'S SPENDING THE STIMULUS MONEY.