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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Beverly Perdue is spending her final full day as North Carolina’s governor by highlighting her passion to expand the use of technology in the public schools.

Perdue was scheduled to tour two Onslow County schools Friday morning and recognize the school district for how it uses technology in classrooms.

Republican Pat McCrory is slated to be sworn in as North Carolina’s next governor Saturday. Perdue plans to attend the ceremony in the old Capitol building.

The outgoing Democratic governor successfully sought money from the Legislature early in her four-year team to extend pilot programs where teachers used hand-held computers to monitor student progress.

Perdue said last week she intended after leaving office to be part of a foundation that emphasizes education and technology.

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7 Comments on "Perdue to spend last day as governor in schools"

2015 years 10 months ago

Spend every dime you can up to the last minute.

2015 years 10 months ago

about technology and education.

Has that woman ever considered the expenses she incurs and causes?

She came to Onslow County, no doubt by state aircraft and then state trooper suvs. Could she not have made a trip to downtown Raleigh instead and saved the state taxpayers a few thousand dollars?

Too bad she did not have passion about stemming the borrowing from the Federal Government; stemming the out of country trips on the taxpayers’ dime; stemming the emphasis on her chosen people “teachers” while ignoring the other state employees.

I could go on. Thank goodness tomorrow is almost here.

Guest George
2015 years 10 months ago

Wow,Bev has tormeted us for 4 years.Now she has to harras our children.Bev,take a leaf out of Deb Butlers book,and go away,this is becoming embarrasing for every one.

2015 years 10 months ago

Yeah and she has the nerve to pardon a group of terrorists before she goes out. What a gal.

2015 years 10 months ago

Enough is Enough – Just Leave

Thankful NC native
2015 years 10 months ago

I am so sorry to see Beverly Perdue leave office. I was in school when Terry Sanford launched a sales tax to take NC education out of a miserable situation. My brother and I, from blue collar parents, both were able to go to college; he became very wealthy and i became a teacher. After years out of the system, I taught for a year in NC public schools 5 years ago. Reading is what I taught. To 10th graders. What? Can’t read in the 10th grade? Oh well, what difference does it make if we can frack for gas and destroy the quality of water, etc. or bring in Titan and destroy our rivers and air and…You are deceived if you think that education is not important; if our environment is not important; if our health care in not important. But we can eat cheap food that makes us obese and then get medicare to pay for our bloated bodies; buy our needles for diabetes as we waddle around criticizing those with a vision of a healthy population. But then, lack of education means that people do not think; they repeat sound bites supplied by politicians who were bought out by corporations which are simply interested in money. Greed is not a result of education. It is a result of a lot of uneducated, ignorant people who vote for politicians who are smart enough to keep them ignorant and not realizing that the wealthy depend on the poor and ignorant voter who somehow still thinks that it will somehow result in his getting rich himself. But I give up. It is the age of greed and ignorance and because Beverly Perdue has the interest of your children in her mind and heart and you criticize her is just ample proof. Why don’t you tell us about your ‘education?” Oh, that’s right: you just did.

2015 years 10 months ago

OK boy and girls … Our guest speaker today will be Governor Perdue … It’s very important to pay close attention today because she’s going to try to explain to you why she wants to be remembered as the “education” Governor after having ripped off the Education Lottery for millions of dollars …


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