Standing with Educators

I was proud to stand with our Buncombe County educators yesterday as they rally for a stronger and better funded public education system. There is a lot that legislators can learn from the thousands of educators, administrators, parents, and students that came to Raleigh today, but first they must be willing to listen.

We are spending less per student today than we were 10 years ago, and that sends a message to every resident and business that is here or looking to move here that education is not a priority.

If we want to be competitive as a state and we want to give people the best opportunity to live a more purposeful and abundant life, we must do better.

“I think that this sort of show of support for public education and general funding overall is really critical, and it’s going to be a lot harder to make some of the decisions they’re looking to make with this kind of crowd out here. So, I’m very encouraged by it,” said Democratic State Representative Brian Turner. - WLOS