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Gov. Roy Cooper visits Morganton: Touts public schools, says more funding needed

By BILL POTEAT, Editor and

SANDRA QUEEN, Education Reporter

Posted 2/24/24

During his visit to Forest Hill Elementary and the NC School of Science and Math in Morganton, Gov. Roy Cooper emphasized 2024 as 'The Year of Public Schools,' advocating for more state funding and accountability in private school scholarships. Highlighting the critical role of public education in community and state strength, Cooper urged a reevaluation of funding priorities to support teachers, expand early childhood education, and maintain the quality of public schooling.

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