Education is the foundation of a strong economy and vibrant, cohesive community

For as long as we can remember, North Carolina was known as "the education state." We invested in our teachers, in our children, and in our institutions. From Governor Hunt's Smart Start early education program to our award winning community college system and public universities, we built a public education system that served our students and economic interests well. Sadly, public education is no longer a priority in the General Assembly

We must: 

  • Reinvest in public school education - our nation's universal economic bootstrap - by demanding professional pay for teachers, administrators and support staff & providing robust spending for students, from pencils and computers to classrooms

  • Guarantee universal pre-k education for every child

  • Support and provide funding and opportunity for both rural and urban schools

  • Support partnerships between scholastic research and the private sector to create and attract 21st Century jobs and industries
     

  • Keep our children safe in and out of the classroom

PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT HARPER PETERSON