Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

4—number of days since the release of television ad created by the Civitas Institute and Americans for Prosperity that claims the 2011 General Assembly passed a budget that added teachers (NCRealSolutions.com)

93,964—total number of teaching positions in the budget passed by the General Assembly last summer for the 2011-2012 school year (Statistical Profile, Public Schools of North Carolina, 2011-2012 School Year)

24,264—total number of teacher assistants in the budget passed by the General Assembly last summer for the 2011-2012 school year (Ibid)

175,630—total number of school personnel in the budget passed by the General Assembly last summer for the 2011-2012 school year (Ibid)

94,879—total number of teaching positions funded in the 2010-2011 school year (Statistical Profile, Public Schools of North Carolina, 2010-2011 School Year)

26,306—total number of┬áteacher assistants┬ápositions funded in the 2010-2011 school year (Ibid)

180,470—total number of school personnel funded in the 2010-2011 school year (Ibid)

915—total number of teachers cut from schools by the budget passed by the General Assembly in the 2011 session (Ibid)

2,042—total number of teacher assistants cut from the schools by the budget passed by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

4,840—total number of school personnel cut from the schools by the budget passed by the General Assembly in 2011 (Ibid)

15—percent of North Carolina likely voters who approve of the job the Republican-led General Assembly is doing (Public Policy Polling, March 16, 2012)

55—percent of North Carolina likely voters who disapprove of the job the Republican-led General Assembly is doing (Ibid)

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