Almost 55% of North Carolina’s general fund budget is spent on education. That figure helps underscore the importance of this year’s race for North Carolina superintendent of public instruction.
Republican John Tedesco, a member of the Wake Co. Board of Education, is challenging incumbent Democrat June Atkinson in the race.
On this weekend’s radio program, Dr. Atkinson joins us to talk rising graduation rates, a legislative push for school privatization, and the impact of state budget cuts on the classroom.
For a preview of Atkinson’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below: