North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to get her two cents in about public education before House and Senate leaders bicker over billions of dollars.
Perdue scheduled the first of several rallies Wednesday to lay out what she would like the final state government budget to contain on education. The rallies likely will pressure fellow Democrats in the Legislature starting budget negotiations this week.
The first event will be at the old Capitol building in Raleigh. State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison and community college system President Scott Ralls will attend, along with Perdue and advocates for teachers and parents.
Perdue will be at Smith High School in Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon. Events also will be held in Charlotte, Asheville and Greenville over the next week.