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McCrory unveils NC public education platform

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GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Pat McCrory's roadmap for public school improvements if he's elected North Carolina governor includes familiar stops from his 2008 campaign and builds on current initiatives.

The presumptive Republican gubernatorial candidate unveiled his platform Wednesday for K-12 education at a campus of Wake Technical Community College.

McCrory promoted his longstanding emphasis on vocational education and said he would push for two types of high school diplomas - one that certifies a student is college ready and another that certifies a student is ready for an outside career.

The former Charlotte mayor also said he wants to reward the best teachers with higher pay and expand the state's online education system. He says he's glad the charter school limit has been lifted but worries about a slow approval process for new schools.

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