Governor In The East Pushing Tax Hike For Education

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Monday, Governor Beverly Perdue toured several cities in the state and right here in the East, pushing the importance of preserving money for education in the state budget.

The Governor arrived at South Central High School Monday afternoon in Winterville to encourage teachers and taxpayers.

The Governor's concerns stem from the house's proposal to cut seven percent from the public education fund, meaning teachers could lose their jobs and classroom sizes could increase.

Those who oppose the Governor's plan stood outside and inside holding signs stating, no more taxes. Opponents say more than 50 percent of the budget goes toward public education already and many schools are still not making the grade.

Perdue says education is the economic development for our state and should be the priority in the budget.


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  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    is there an underlying message to your comment OSOC?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    Kelly, take it easy on Kayleigh and Amanda, there are Obama voters....sorry Derek, had to throw that one in.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 29, 2009 at 06:42 AM
    It's okay, just keep letting the school system fail. There are plenty of professionals from northern countries that would love to move to NC for the high paying jobs and climate, simply because the next generation will be incompetent. Kayleigh and Amanda are prime examples.
  • by Susan Location: ENC on Jun 28, 2009 at 08:43 PM
    The ignorant posts submitted by Kayleigh & Amanda clearly show that throwing money at the schools is NOT working....What the schools need is good,old fashioned discipline...Unfortunately because of irresponsible parents & money grabbing organizations such as the ACLU & NAACP, good education has gone down the drain and sadly, I don't think we can ever get it back, no matter how much money we throw at it...as for the Governor, I regret tremendouly that I voted for her....but NEVER again....Throw all the incumbents out and lets start over!!!
  • by Kelly Location: Winterville on Jun 28, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    At the risk of being judgemental, WHAT KIND OF IDIOT would "hope they close the schools too"? Obviously this is someone who cannot type a grammatically correct sentence with any sign of intelligence in it. Kayleigh, honey, you OBVIOUSLY need an education that your texting buddies aren't going to give you...one that will help mold you into a productive, responsible, and mature citizen. I would hate to think we would be turning our country over to people like you in the future, unless you wise up and take advantage of the educational opportunities you are being offered.
  • by Bon Location: Greenville on Jun 28, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Yea, a billion dollars raised with the "Education Lottery" thought that was going to schools and education. guess those thieves took that too. now they want more money or education by raising taxes?? insane
  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 28, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    Ha Ha Kevin I hope she closes the schools too b/c they stupid.
  • by Kevin Location: Rocky Mount on Jun 27, 2009 at 08:52 PM
    I hope after the embarrassing turnout from the last 2 "rallies" she will use the State's money in better ways and cancel all future STUPID rallies. I can not believe someone so ignorant got elected as our Gov.
  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 27, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    ha ha ha ha okay show me somethin more important in school than my txts. Until then I aint goin back bc they try to take my cell an that aint rite they treat kids like jail U cant txt U wear dress code U eat the food okay soo now I done go to school an my bf get state money an I eat Mickie D's 5 time a week and my day spent txting and watching tv sooo my life is bettar than school woudl make it I dont have to hear teachars yelling about my txts. Plus at home I can smoke my newports an at school U cant even do that. CLOSE THIS SCHOOL!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 27, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    The reason Amanda and Kaleigh, so you can learn to type full sentences and learn english grammer. Spelling would be nice too.
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