Gov. Perdue To Visit Pamlico County

Governor Bev Perdue will be in Eastern Carolina Thursday to deliver what her office is billing as a "major address" on educational goals.

Perdue will speak at the Ned Everett Delamar Center on the campus of Pamlico Community College, on her vision of making sure students who graduate from high school are college and career-ready.

The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. The general public is invited, though seating is limited to 650 people. Organizers recommend people arrive early. Civic leaders, municipal and county officials, education leaders, from Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties will be at the event Thursday.

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  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2010 at 02:01 AM
    What is a HS education? It is nothing. It teaches no skill to work. The Community College level should start when the students are 15, teaching working skills to provide income and produce goods. Manufacturing which this state needs to get people back to work. In NC when the ag market dropped, the same factories that were shipped out of here should have been opening. Walmart should be buying goods made in NC. Don't tax businesses to death, give business and industrial education an open door to come here. Start teaching job skills early, learn from the Germans.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2010 at 01:49 AM
    I bet the Superintendent of Schools is still employed with a hugh salary. What should be done is remove extra admin staff i.e. vice principles, superintendents etc, for the superintendent job the Principles hold a board with one being elected board president with no increase of salary, Also extent retirements to thirty years or 65 years old.
  • by pamlico Location: aurora on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    Anette, so how does doubling class sizes and taking money away from the budget for education help the goals to educate more people? Yes, we do need to educate our children, and to do so we need smaller classes, good teachers and a lot of parental support. Taking money away from schools and pour that money into the budget to provide more for people on welfare does not sound like the soultion to improve education, however, right now this seems to be the case.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Mar 11, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    So, Bev does know that there is a portion of NC that exists east of New Bern or does she consider this an out of state visit?!? I think Bev's only education goal is to cut funding. Uneducated people are easier to govern (ie. control).
  • by Annette Location: ENC on Mar 11, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    It sounds like you all need an education! If we do not educate our children now, we will never get out of this cycle of welfare, unemployment, food stamps, etc. I agree we need jobs, but various studies & news articles have reported that there are lots of jobs unfilled but not enough people qualified to do those jobs. If we take this opportunity now, we can re-vamp our schools so in 50 years we don't have another person laid-off from an unskilled, low wage factory job again. We need to train skills and graduate students with specific knowledge and skills, not how to write & correctly cite a research paper.
  • by pamlico Location: aurora on Mar 11, 2010 at 08:15 AM
    After she became governor the class sizes in Pamlico county schools doubled and more then 10 teachers had to be released last August before the school year started. They became unemployed. She took away the education lottery money from education. Now she comes to talk about education goals in Pamlico county? I wonder, or rather not, what she has to say?
  • by enc Location: enc on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    This MUST be a DEMOCRAT thing...Obama is out of the White House talking about healthcare, when the focus should be on jobs...and Blondie is away from the mansion talking about education when it is about jobs. They just don't get it. Silly Democrats, it's about the jobs...
  • by Anonymous Location: Beaufort County on Mar 11, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Okay gang, roll up your pantslegs, here she comes. It's gonna get deep...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 at 04:43 AM
    What about JOBS???? Education is wonderful, but if there are no jobs, what use is an education? Please get your priorities straight. If people don't have jobs, they can't pay taxes and education cannot be paid for.

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