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Why we should invest in North Carolina

Many important programs that contribute to the quality of life for each of us in North Carolina are on the legislative chopping block. In his column today, Chris Fitzsimon reports on the drastic cuts being considered by some lawmakers. You won’t want to miss reading “The ominous budget-slashing coalition”.

North Carolina has made tremendous strides in education since 2001. One program to help improve student performance, the Personal Education Plan could go farther to help low performing students. Progressive Voices commentator Rochelle Williams explains how in her commentary entitled “Improve intervention plan for low-performing students.”

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  1. IBXer

    May 15, 2009 at 9:39 am

    “North Carolina has made tremendous strides in education since 2001.”

    What exactly are you basing this on? Over 36% of high school students can not pass their reading and math ABCs end-of-grade tests.

    The current system of educracy is a failed model and throwing more money at it is bad for our state. We need more competition in the system so parents have a choice where to send their children, not more of the same.

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