North Carolina governor hopefuls Beverly Perdue and Pat McCrory cemented their differences on public education at a debate in Wake County.
Perdue, the Democratic lieutenant governor, came out quickly in
the hour-long televised forum. She said McCrory's policies
supporting vouchers and opposing free community college tuition are
dangerous for working class families.
McCrory, Charlotte's Republican mayor, said Perdue is misstating
his views on vouchers and that taxpayers would foot the bill for
the college tuition. McCrory also said Perdue has failed to make
changes while on the State Board of Education for the past eight
The debate aired live on cable television and will be replayed
Friday night on University of North Carolina Television.