Article IX of the N.C. Constitution on Education
Section 9. Benefits of public institutions of higher education. The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the State free of expense.
The Issue: Should community college be free?
House Bill 129, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Elmore (R-Watauga), would create a tuition scholarship program for top-performing high school students attending North Carolina community colleges.
“One of the greatest issues that faces our country right now is the issue of the American Dream and the opportunity gap and more and more so than ever before that’s determined by success beyond high school.” – Scott Ralls
Monday: The leader is Tom Ross and the issue is collaboration
Tuesday: The leader is Scott Ralls and the issue is cost
Wednesday: The leader is Josh Stein and the issue is competency-based education
Thursday: The leader is Jeff Tarte and the issue is jobs
Friday: Ross and Ralls discuss the issue of success