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Easley receiving national education award

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley is being lauded by the nation's top teacher lobbying group as "America's Greatest Education Governor." The National Education Association planned to give Easley an award Thursday during the group's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The NEA cites Easley for his "More at Four" program for at-risk preschool students and the "Learn and Earn" program, which allows high school students to graduate with a diploma and an associate's degree. Easley also got the Legislature to create a program that allows students to finish college without debt. This is the first time the award has been handed out. Nearly 10,000 people attending the convention are expected to be in attendance. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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And the dropout rate...

under Tax-hike Mike's time in office is...? Talk about a true representation of the Peter Principle! What a joke! And how much money did the teacher's union give to his re-election campaign?


Are you saying that our fine upstanding Democratic Govenor could possibly be bought?

Easley and the NEA

Has there been one year that he hasn't been going on and on and on about teachers' salaries, pressuring the legislature? The NEA is simply thanking him for being an unofficial lobbyist for their cause.

As a teacher in NC, I thank

As a teacher in NC, I thank him for raising teacher's salaries to a decent (but not enough) amount. Our job is tough. All of you that complained...would you or could you have even typed those nasty comments if you hadn't been taught how to spell, write, type, read, etc... You owe some teacher at least respect for giving you that!

Yeah.....I don't remember any of the nuns... Immaculate Heart of Mary crying about being underpaid, or complaining about how tough their job was... ...and you shouldn't misinterpret our disdain for Sleazy Easley as a lack of respect for teachers.