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

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.