Governor Cooper visits Wilmington, expresses commitment to protecting public schools

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper was in the Cape Fear Thursday morning.

Cooper visited College Road Early Childhood Center, touring a handful of preschool classrooms.

He also sat in on learning activities and received a few cards from students.

Governor Cooper expressed his commitment to protecting public schools across North Carolina, declaring it a state of emergency.

“I know how much it meant to my children. All my children went to public schools, I’m grateful for the learning that they received and for all of their teachers. But particularly when children start early, it makes a big difference,” Cooper said.

Cooper also called GOP plans for teacher pay and voucher programs a “disaster”.

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