Several months ago, Governor Perdue summoned North Carolina business executives to an emergency phone call. The subject was a mystery. But when the Governor calls, you answer.
Instead of a big economic announcement, the CEOs listened patiently as the Governor proclaimed that the state was putting in its bid for “Race to the Top” federal funds.
This week, North Carolina lost the “Race to the Top” to Delaware and Tennessee. We even finished behind Georgia and Florida.
I haven’t seen any reaction from the Governor yet.
The question is: Where does this leave our schools?
And where does it leave Governor Perdue’s education program?
This on top of the turmoil in the capital county’s schools.
Ten years ago, Jim Hunt said North Carolina should set a goal of being first in the nation in education by 2010.
Instead, it looks like we’re going for first in corruption.