A university system president who understands the importance of academic freedom. Someone with strong ties to the state. And someone who can work with a diverse group of constituents. Those are some of the qualifications speakers at a Tuesday night meeting said they would like to see in a new UNC system president.
On Friday, the House voted on North Carolina’s state budget plan, a budget that leaves public education — all over North Carolina — on the back burner. As someone who has gone through North Carolina’s public education system, and seen first hand how bad off we are, I can say less funding is not what we need.