March 11, 2016
Margaret Spellings: Yes on bonds is a yes for higher education

Since the first public university opened its doors here in 1795, higher education in North Carolina has been of the people, for the people and by the people. I’ve already witnessed that unique pride of ownership.

On Tuesday, voters will be asked to continue that long tradition as they decide the outcome of the Connect NC bond referendum.

Especially in this election year, it can sometimes feel as if there is more to divide us from our friends and neighbors than to unite us. But as a recent poll indicated, an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians support the bond issue. That’s because education is a consensus issue that reminds people from all walks of life of the hopes we share for the future. Read more…

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