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.
- 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.