These remarks indicate that the Governor accepts Judge Cooper's ruling in the school funding case:
First, given Judge Cooper's recent decision, let's take a complete inventory of what, where and how we spend money in early childhood education. I have long been a proponent of early childhood education, but that does not mean I believe in attempting to be all things to all people on this front. In this vein, let's use the private sector's capacity, let's focus the finite resources we have in this state to the programs that produce the best outcomes --and let's direct them toward the people for whom it will make the biggest difference. I think we need to do these things before going to the taxpayer asking for more money.