NC-09: McCready praises public schools, but his kids go to pricey private school


Time and again I’ve come across politicians who sing the praises of public schools, but won’t dare to send their own kids to one. Better yet — they attack school choice programs that give a wider range of parents a choice of public or private that they couldn’t otherwise afford.


Throughout this seemingly never-ending campaign for the Ninth Congressional District, we’ve seen example after example of how The Ginger One’s rhetoric often doesn’t match up well with reality.




McCready is currently all over social media blasting Dan Bishop for not being a good friend to public schools, and positioning himself as a hero to public schools and their teachers.




Well,  we had to learn from NATIONAL conservative media that McCready not only sends his kids to private school, but has served on  a private school board.    (Say ONE thing on the  campaign trail, but do another in private life?  This is getting to be a pattern with this young fellow.) :


Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready of North Carolina sends his children to an $18,000 a year private school, but that didn’t stop him from accusing his Republican opponent twice during an event Sunday of having no faith in public schools.


McCready, who is running against Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop in the Sept. 10 special election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, said during a candidate forum the Fayetteville NAACP hosted that Bishop’s policies were to blame for a small-town North Carolina substitute teacher he spoke with who said her pay has dropped from $14 an hour to $10 an hour, despite being on the job for 14 years.



We have ZERO problems with private schools competing with public schools.  Where the problem lies is with politicians who attack others for  not being supportive enough of public education, and then send their OWN kids to private schools.  And, of course, work to kill school choice programs that give lower-income families the same public or private choices that said politicians had.


This revelation about McCready’s private school reality conflicting with his public school rhetoric will likely do little to harm his political and financial support from the far-left stalwarts at the NEA and NCAE.  But voters really need to know the truth about this pre-packaged-by-PR consultants empty suit.