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Where’s Cooper?

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After the Republican-led legislature introduced legislation to expand school choice statewide, on May 23, 2023, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, issued a state of emergency for our public schools.

He also hit the road. You can see all of the places he visited between May 23 and the end of 2023 to highlight public education on the map above in red.

Cooper then declared 2024 “The Year of Public Schools.” Here is the proclamation, and here are his remarks from the launch. You can see all of the places he has visited in 2024 to highlight public education on the map above in blue.

Current Count = 57

As of 7/16/2024

He has been visiting child care centers, schools, community colleges, and businesses to highlight public education.

Understanding the map

EdNC will keep this map updated throughout 2024.

Cooper’s travels are public information, and where he is going is announced by his press office daily.

Red icons indicate travel in 2023. Blue icons indicate travel in 2024.

Different icons represent schools, colleges, and businesses.

If you click on the icons, you can see the place name and where it is located.

The visits are numbered in the order Cooper visited them.

Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.