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The Perils of Trashing the Value of College

In 1829, as the North Carolina legislature debated an expansion of public schooling, a concerned citizen dispatched a letter to The Raleigh Register. "Gentlemen, I hope you do not conceive it at all necessary that everybody should be able to read, write, and cipher," he wrote. Such luxuries might be defensible for future lawyers and doctors, "but if a man is to be a plain farmer, or a mechanic, they are of no manner of use, but a detriment."

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UNC’s plan seeks to close the gap between the ‘two North Carolinas’

As longtime engines of economic growth and civic progress, our state’s public universities are retooling to do just that. Since our nation’s founding, North Carolina’s public universities have delivered a transformational education for some. Today, we must do the same for many, many more in a way that is more convenient, accessible and affordable for all.

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Tax Reform That Students, Colleges, and Our Country Can’t Afford

As lawmakers in Washington work to enact the most extensive tax reform in a generation, they must be wary of unintended consequences for the nation’s colleges and universities. As president of the University of North Carolina system and a former U.S. secretary of education, under President George W. Bush,  ...

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Margaret Spellings: The "A" Word Interview Series on Accountability The Bush Center Oct. 31, 2017

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings shares a national leader’s perspective on accountability.

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9/30: A Conversation with Margaret Spellings

WRAL's David Crabtree interviews UNC President Margaret Spellings.

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President Spellings releases statement on UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary Grant

“It has been a distinct privilege and pleasure to serve alongside Chancellor Grant for the past 18 months,” said UNC President Margaret Spellings. “Mary exemplifies integrity, innovation, and strong character... "

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