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Strong leadership of education system has never been more vital

There are 5 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Strong leadership of education system has never been more vital. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Today's edition of what may as well be an ongoing series titled 'The Economic Meltdown and You'' features North Carolina's university and community college systems.

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Mtlover

Hortense, GA

#1 Feb 18, 2009
Good to see recognition- and well deserved it is- going to the community colleges, who are underfunded and often overlooked
mrm

United States

#2 Feb 18, 2009
Community college/technical institutes should be even more of a lifeline for our citizens. They can quickly respond to changing local employment demands. Furthermore we need to place greater personal responsibility on students in our 4 year universities by making them work for the school or the community. They have so much leasure time supported by governmment backed low interest loans. This will be the next bailout called for.
Sara

Hortense, GA

#3 Feb 18, 2009
The communiy college is the educational system that will help to bring us out of the financial crisis we are in now. It's to bad that NC community colleges are underfunded and faculty are way under paid compared to over 40 of the other states.
Granny

Jonas Ridge, NC

#4 Feb 18, 2009
The way universities and colleges have become more liberal and atheistic, community colleges and tech schools should be allowed to grow quickly. I only have one question that I puzzle over: Why are our schools having to operate in the red? They are our future, and need to be able to give students the education to help them perform in their choice of fields. I can't understand why every business, every mfg. plant is "in the red". What happened to their profits? I've heard "corporate greed", but is that the case in all these bailout problems?
Fitzsimon

Holly Springs, NC

#5 Feb 18, 2009
Here's a thought. End the state subsidy of the booster clubs at UNC-CH and NC State by repealing the provision snuck into the budget a few years ago that allows out of state athletes to pay in-state tuition.

It costs the state roughly $11 million a year, more than the tuition increases proposed for both campuses raise combined.

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