North Carolina could lose $4.5 billion in education money if HB2 isn’t repealed

It would wipe out the entire UNC system

In a landmark decision today, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws bar public schools from denying bathroom access to transgender students.

What does this mean for North Carolina? It means that HB2 violates the federal policy on non-discrimination, as stated in Title IX.

If HB2 is not repealed by the state of North Carolina, it could cost up to $4.5 billion in education funding – which is, according to a Facebook post by Senator Jeff Jackson, more than we pay for our “entire university system plus our entire community college system, plus all our teacher assistants, plus all the money we get from the lottery, plus the stretch goal we have this year for teacher raises.”

Can we afford it?