- The Progressive Pulse - http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org -
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  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 :
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.
Article printed from The Progressive Pulse: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org
URL to article: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/30/ann-goodnight-nc-budget-embarrassment-for-underfunding-public-education/
URLs in this post:
 this letter: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/29/3067671/ann-goodnight-massive-mistake.html
 Together NC coalition pans “compromise” budget: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/24/together-nc-coalition-pans-compromise-budget/
 Teachers plan march on State Capitol today to protest education cuts: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/29/teachers-plan-march-on-state-capitol-today-to-protest-education-cuts/
 NC Community College System President voices concern over House Budget: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/12/nc-community-college-system-president-voices-concern-over-house-budget/
 Prominent conservatives reject new tax, education cuts: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/29/prominent-conservatives-reject-new-tax-education-cuts/
 Is this the beginning of the end for public education in North Carolina?: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/25/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-public-education-in-north-carolina/
Copyright © 2013 The Progressive Pulse. All rights reserved.