North Carolina Democrat warns private school vouchers will lead to terrorist kids

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North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction has warned that the state’s new voucher law could end up funding schools run by hardened terrorists who will churn out little terrorists hell-bent on the destruction of America.

June Atkinson made the comments while speaking at the state school board association’s public policy conference last week in Wilmington, reports local NBC affiliate WECT.

“With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools,” Atkinson told reporters.

The elected Democrat’s appears to be laboring under the belief that no state or federal laws prevent that sort of thing now. Only the limitation of not being flush with tax dollars precludes private schools from offering coursework in suicide bombing to North Carolina’s ready-to-be-radicalized grade schoolers.

“There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone from establishing a school of terror,” Atkinson explained.

The bizarre remarks came in response to a journalist’s question about an admissions policy at Myrtle Grove Christian School in Wilmington that prevents the children of gay and lesbian parents from enrolling.

The day after Atkinson spoke, a spokeswoman for Myrtle Grove Christian noted that the K-8 private Christian school is not participating in the program created by North Carolina’s voucher legislation.

“Myrtle Grove Christian School does not receive government funding or enroll students under any voucher program,” the spokeswoman flatly said.

Over the summer, Atkinson, who allegedly holds a Ph.D., made a somewhat similarly wacky statement when she suggested that the state’s entire public school system should exempt teachers from the burden of personal state income taxes. (RELATED: North Carolina’s state education boss wants to exempt teachers from income tax)

State legislators did not act on the Democrat’s tax proposal.

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