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North Carolina Democrat Is Run Out of Party Over Her Support for School Choice

Chicago isn’t the only place in America where the Democratic Party is a puppet of the teacher unions.

Last week Democratic Rep. Tricia Cotham (who worked for 10 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a social studies teacher and then an assistant principal) tweeted out her support for the school choice bill signed into law by Florida Governor DeSantis.

That – and her strong support for expanded educational freedom in North Carolina – has infuriated her Democrat colleagues.

Her vote – if all the Republicans stay United – would make a supermajority to override an expected veto by the Dem governor of a school choice bill speeding ahead in Raleigh.

So Cotham’s Democratic colleagues told her that she wouldn’t be welcome in the party anymore if she voted for school choice. And so it is expected that Cotham will switch parties. Rep. Cecil Brockman, a moderate Democrat, explained why: “I think she just wanted to do what’s best for her district, and when you’re constantly talked about and trashed — especially the way that we have been over the past few weeks — I think this is what happens.”

We are getting very close to school choice victory in the Tar Heel State.

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