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Ann Goodnight: NC budget “embarrassment” for underfunding public education

Posted By Sarah Ovaska On July 30, 2013 @ 10:49 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The News & Observer printed this letter [1] to the editor today from Ann Goodnight, the wife of SAS founder Jim Goodnight.

A registered Republican, Goodnight also serves on the UNC Board of Governors, and is a well-known proponent of public education in the state.

Here’s her letter [1]:

As the N.C. General Assembly closes the 2013 session, I am left stunned by the glaring lack of support for public education.

As the link between education and prosperity has strengthened, other states have made public K-12 and higher education a priority to increase competitiveness. Other industrialized countries have made remarkable strides in increasing educational performance. In North Carolina, we are headed in the opposite direction.

We are knowingly under-investing in our pre-K-12, community college and university students; in our teachers; and in innovative new approaches to learning. This budget is an embarrassment in its lack of investment in the skills and competitiveness of its people. This is a grievous mistake.

You can read the letter in its entirety here [1].

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