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Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it's philosophical


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30.

The governor was in Bladen County Saturday for the 7th District Democratic Convention to support fellow Democrats and to rally her troops in support of more funding for education. Perdue said the problem with the current budget proposals is not a partisan issue; it's a philosophical issue with people who don't understand that education is what has made North Carolina great.

"This is generational damage that you're talking about,” Perdue said. “If you pull out now and don't fund professors or community college teachers or public school teachers, you can't get those kind of employees back in one year. You've got to have this generational investment so our workforce can be well qualified."

Gov. Perdue said our children are our future workers, and without a good education, the future of North Carolina and the future of our economy don't look good.

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