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Homeschool Mom Defeats Incumbent State Superintendent In North Carolina’s GOP Primary

On Tuesday, a homeschooling parent defeated the incumbent state superintendent in North Carolina's Republican primary.

North Carolina's Superintendent of Public Instruction Katherine Truitt lost the Republican primary to Michelle Morrow, a homeschool mother who spoke out against racism and gender politics in schools and criticized Truitt as too liberal. Ta. charlotte observer report.

“I'm very honored and humbled because this isn't really a win for Michele,” Moreau told the outlet on Wednesday. “This is a victory for all of North Carolina. I didn't do this by myself. The people of North Carolina have spoken.”

Morrow, a registered nurse and former Christian missionary, ran unsuccessfully for Wake County School Board in 2022, receiving 52% of the vote and Truitt 48%. ABC11 The Charlotte Observer reported.

According to the Observer, Morrow's campaign adopted former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan, promising to “make academia great again.” According to the paper, the Republican primary winner previously announced his intention to “eradicate progressive indoctrination in our schools.”

she too claimed According to the paper, public schools are “teaching children to hate our country.”

The paper said Morrow is a staunch supporter of President Trump. According to the Observer, she participated in an election protest in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, but she did not enter the Capitol building, did not violate any laws, and would not be asked to leave. complied with authorities, she said. (Related: Salon owner jailed for violating coronavirus lockdown, ousting incumbent in provincial primary election)

Morrow will face Democratic state superintendent candidate Moe Green, the paper said. Greene served as Guilfodts County Schools Superintendent and retired in 2023 as executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which provides financial support to progressive groups, the Observer said.

“I hope we can have a healthy and logical discussion,” Morrow said, according to the Observer. “Everyone wants what's best for our children. But what we've been trying to do for the past 20 years has not been successful.”

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