Governor Perdue Talks Education In ENC

While the nation focuses on job creation, Governor Beverly Perdue aims to recharge the education system in NC.

Thursday Governor Perdue spoke before students and staffers at Pamlico Community College about the importance of preparing high school students for college and jobs of tomorrow.

Many students come out of high school without necessary skills to succeed and Governor Perdue called for change, saying "I believe that the better prepared the student body can be prepared they can be as they move forward in other aspects of their lives."

Hopes are other state leaders will jump on board to push this effort statewide.


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  • by Tin Man on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:37 PM
    Thank you Teacher 2, The Governor was simply saying that we need better education for our kids so that they could be more prepared for their futures. To make sure they understand and excel in what they are being taught instead of “Just knowing the answer” and not knowing the actual equation itself, not knowing how they solved or got the answer.
  • by Teacher 2 Location: Pamlico County on Mar 12, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    The problem with these comments is the logical fallacy known as ad hominen. Attacking the person is easier than actually educating oneself on the issue and addressing the issue. Buzz, if you were familiar with the governor's plan, you would realize that the "dumbing down" of public school students is exactly the problem she identifies and proposes to rectify.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Mar 12, 2010 at 05:07 AM
    Hey just a thought, but if you want to improve education, create more charter shools, and give VOUCHERS so that kids can get AWAY from public schools that do nothing but dumb down most of the kids. The public schools do nothing to excite 80 percent of the kids, because all they do is teach political correctness. Buzz-
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:08 AM
    If we get unemployment levels back to the 5% range it solve a multitude of problems. Priority needs to be put on improving the economy and on lasting job creation.
  • by Jim Location: Beaufort on Mar 12, 2010 at 01:27 AM
    What a crock!!!!
  • by Jessica Location: Pamlico on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:09 PM
    I for one am glad I stayed home for school today, dont tell my teacher. We were being forced to spend our class there listening to her. I didn't have tall enough boots to walk through what was coming out of her mouth..... As for speaking spanish and more than half not understand if not...I go to PCC and cannot tell you one person out there I've met who only speaks spanish.
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:03 PM
    Did she speak in Spanish? if not, then more than half of the students didn't understand one thing she said.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    State Unemployment Hits 11.1% The jobless rate in North Carolina has already hovered at the historic high of around 11 percent for 11 months. Governor Perdue where is your buddy President Obama to save us with his trillions $$$$$ of dollars job stimulas plan? Where are the jobs Perdue & Obama? What a bounch of horse hockey.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    Education in this state is going to hell in a hand basket faster than we all realize, and she is doing NOTHING to help.
  • by My Two Cents Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:07 PM
    Bev just needs to keep her mouth shut and do as little as possible until 2012. We will all be better off.
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