A strong educational
system, from the beginning years to the community college and university
levels, is absolutely essential, not only to allowing our children to develop
their natural abilities to the fullest, but to promoting and supporting a
robust economic and business climate in North Carolina.
indicate that the emerging job market in our state will require post high
school training and skills. As the proud father of three children
educated in North Carolina schools and, more importantly for the years to come,
the doting grandfather of school aged grandchildren, I believe in maintaining a
high quality and connected educational environment so that all North Carolina’s
children will be prepared for the jobs of the future.