McCrory, Perdue take opposite corners on issue of school vouchers

By Lynn Bonner
(Raleigh) News & Observer

Candidates for N.C. governor Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue hold determinedly opposing views on school vouchers. GERRY BROOME – ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO

If you want to see the campaign for governor at its testiest, watch the candidates when the term “voucher” comes up.

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, the Republican candidate, said he supports some form of school vouchers as a way to help disabled students, or those failing school.

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, the Democrat, opposes vouchers as a threat to the state's public schools.

Their views on vouchers are just one way the candidates differ in how to improve education in North Carolina. (more…)

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