RALEIGH, NC (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.
NC teacher says 'I make $53 per day.' Records show he's wrong
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