Former Congressman, NC Education Superintendent To Attend Press Conference For Public Schools

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

June 18, 2013. This afternoon local parents, educators and community leaders will join former Congressman and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Bob Etheridge and Public Schools First NC for a press conference in Boone in support of strong public schools. This is the 13th stop of a statewide tour.

Strong public schools have been a key part of creating the modern North Carolina—a wonderful place to do business and raise a family. Unfortunately, after years of budget cuts and other right-wing policy changes North Carolina’s public schools are in danger.

For example, state lawmakers are putting the squeeze on elementary schools. They want to jam 30 or more students into a classroom. They want fewer teacher assistants. And they want voucher money drained from public schools. Students will have less one-on-one time with their teacher. And teachers will have fewer resources like technology and text books to make up for it.

Let’s stop the race to the bottom.

WHO:          

  • Bob Etheridge – Former State Superintendent
  • Sherri Jaquays – Watauga Co. Public Schools Parent
  • Loretta Clawson – Mayor of Boone
  • WHAT: Press conference
  • WHERE: Boone Jaycee Park, Horn in the West Drive in Boone 
  • WHEN: Today, June 18 at 1 p.m.

For questions, contact Bob Etheridge at 919-801-4279.

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