WCE Hosts Legislative ForumLegislative Forum on Education

On Oct. 17, the Watson College hosted a legislative forum on the state of education in North Carolina. Panelists included state Reps. Ted Davis and Susi Hamilton, state Sen. Thom Goolsby; Dr. Edward Pruden, superintendent for Brunswick County Schools; Julie Kowal, executive director of CarolinaCAN and Bob Etheridge, former NC legislator and state superintendent of public instruction. The panel was moderated by Frances Weller of WECT, Gina Gambony of UNCW and WHQR and Robert Smith of the Watson College of Education. View the entire 2 hour discussion of issues including teacher pay, teacher tenure, the Common Core curriculum, pre-kindergarten programs and vouchers for private school tuition here >

Please also see news articles resulting from discussions at the forum: