Democrats Support Education


My first response after reading Mr. Rutherford’s letter was one of disbelief. “The Democratic party did nothing for the teachers of North Carolina” caught my attention.

I was a teacher in North Carolina from 1980-2005 and watched the Democratic leaders, plus bipartisan support from the legislature, create a school system from Pre-K to university level become among the finest in the country. Governor Jim Hunt, a four-term Democrat, set the goal to raise teacher pay to the national average and did that in four years. His legislature worked together knowing that there is nothing bet...

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