Last year the left and various education groups repeatedly criticized Civitas for our stance on education budget reductions. While we acknowledged that budgets were being reduced; the total reductions were less than 2009-10. Furthermore, the increased flexibility the legislature gave LEAs helped to make required personnel reductions more manageable. Now it seems we aren’t the only ones who have come to this conclusion. The attached article from the Winston Salem Journal adds another voice. It’s worth the read.