PolitiFact: Cooper rips GOP on school funding, but is it true?

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Politifact breaks down the truth behind Gov. Cooper's stance on the budget (WTVD)

Classroom funding, teacher pay and other issues affecting education are hot topics these days.

Gov. Roy Cooper added more fuel to the fire with a May 30 tweet that said:

"One legislative Republican's district gets almost all the school supply funding."

It's a startling sound bite, but it isn't exactly accurate.

As Sadie Weiner, Cooper's communications director, highlighted in an email, there is a key distinction that's not included in the tweet: It's referring to new, additional funding - not the base budget for all school districts in the state.

PolitiFact examined the governor's statement. Here's what they found.

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