Perdue, McCrory Face Off On Public Education

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.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Hiding in the grass on Sep 22, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    Perdue wants free community college for illegals, no drilling for oil off NC coast. This was posted on WITN. She then flip flopped and will allow drilling 50 miles out. Helllllloooooo, the oil is less than 30 miles out. She follows the liberals in Washington DC, not what NC needs. She also supports increasing the gas tax. Now that is change I have left, no, change I can believe in? nope, I don't believe in that change either. How about change that is "status quo", now that I believe in.
  • by LD Location: NC on Sep 19, 2008 at 07:48 PM
    Yep that's right nothing is free we the taxpayers will pay and when our children need something we cannot get it..What has Perdue done to help??McCrory 2008!!
  • by Dodger Location: Greenville on Sep 19, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    Don't worry Liza the kids will eat alot of free chicken.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Sep 19, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    Go Bev!
  • by Liza Location: Kinston on Sep 19, 2008 at 01:20 PM
    Please verify if this is true. Do public schools get a certain $ amount per child? If so, how do vouchers hurt public schools. I pay taxes but if I choose to utilize a school besides public explain to me why I should not be entitled to a voucher. The way I see it is this. I pay my taxes to the government who in turn gives a $$ amount per student to public schools. If my child does not attend public school then they never get that money and it is the government that keeps it. So again why should I not be entitled to a voucher? After all, it just seems fair. Isn't that what we want?? Fairness. McCrory 2008!!! By the way, I am tired of people in general acting like parents who use schools besides public are "hurting the community" and are somehow not supportive of unity. They are speaking from ignorance if this is what they say!!
  • by Kit on Sep 19, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    Free community college would come out of taxpayers pockets. We do NOT need more taxes. We need to be rid of ALL taxes coming out of income. All they do is support people wanting to get everything for free.

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