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Edney: Right Man At The Right Time


Last updated 8/10/2020 at 3:42pm

Western North Carolina can only thrive with an educational system that prepares our young people to face an increasingly complex world. Yet we continue to underfund one of our best resources.

Why is North Carolina 41st in funding per student? We seem to be going backwards. According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, spending has fallen 37 percent for textbooks, 49 percent for instructional supplies, and 28 percent for teacher assistants.

How can we expect to attract the best and brightest teachers when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks North Carolina 45th in teacher pa...

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