Davie school board member blasts lieutenant governor

Published 12:01 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

To say that David Carroll disagrees with Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson may be the understatement of the year.

The member of the Davie Board of Education, while discussing test scores, asked Erin Foil, director of student accountability, if she had compared Davie’s scores to those from charter schools or those from similar school districts.

Foil said she had not.

“The only reason I point that out is because we have a lieutenant governor in this state who’s wanting to be governor who dislikes public schools,” Carroll said. “In fact, he feels they’re inferior to charter schools, even though if you look at the performance of charter schools, they don’t hold up to the proficiency of … Davie County.

“They (charter schools) don’t meet the state standards, yet they have this flexibility that they’re really not held to meeting the obligations by the state.

“Yet, he touts charter schools as the only way to go and it disturbs me greatly, because he spits out this stuff … off the cuff … and from the statistics I’ve seen, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s way out there.”

There was no response to Carroll’s comments.