Why N.C. can’t seem to have an honest conversation about education

There are few topics more important in N.C. politics than education. Not only is North Carolina home to more than 1.5 million public school students, education makes up more than 50% of the state’s $24 billion budget. With the stakes so high, it’s frustrating that North Carolina politicians can’t seem to have an honest conversation … Read more

The impact N.C. Republicans have had on K-12 public education, explained

Ever since Charles Aycock became known as the “education governor” in the early 1900s, North Carolina politicians have campaigned on being the strongest supporter of K-12 education. It’s not just lip service — education is one of the most vital services that state government provides. So it’s not surprising that Gov. Jim Martin campaigned on … Read more