NBCT high school teacher Stuart Egan reports on the passage of HB514 by the General Assembly in North Carolina, which he predicts will set the state back by decades.

North Carolina has a regressive legislature that has dedicated itself to gerrymandering, transgender bathroom bills, charter schools, vouchers, and every ALEC-inspired legislation imaginable since it gained a majority in 2010. The new legislation may well spur the growth of “segregation academies.”

North Carolina, before 2010, was known as the most progressive state in the South.

Since the Tea Party takeover, it has systematically starved its public schools and shown preference for charters and vouchers.