Education Week continues at the General Assembly Wednesday with members of the NC House hearing from North Carolina’s Principals of the Year.
On Tuesday local school superintendents had a candid conversation with House Speaker Thom Tillis.
Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Ed Pruden called proposed legislation to offer tax credits or vouchers for students to attend private schools “the single greatest threat” facing public education:
“In tax credits and vouchers we see profound issues of accountability, accessibility, and public finance,”read Dr. Pruden in a prepared statement. “In North Carolina and across the nation there’s a coordinated effort to pass laws that would divide schools into two tiers, thereby recreating a dual system of public education in the United States.”
To hear more from Superintendent Pruden’s remarks, click below. You can watch the full two hour hearing here on WRAL.com.
Also be sure to read reporter Lindsay Wagner’s post on the laundry list of other concerns Superintendents’ outlined for legislators.