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EDITORIAL: A road-map for transforming state’s workforce

If you haven’t already, we highly encourage you to read Thursday’s OpEd piece by UNC System President Margaret Spellings. While Spellings points out significant accomplishments at UNCW, she is very frank about a critical problem for our region and elsewhere across the state -- overall, our workforce does not have the level of education that employers require.

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UNC System making progress but there’s more work to do

It was nearly 60 years ago that leaders from Charlotte College hosted the first official gathering on their new campus. Just as the big kickoff began, the weather turned and rain forced everyone to find cover in the biggest room available — an old barn.

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Podcast: Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times” explores current and emerging challenges. Guests Ted Mitchell, Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues, including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

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Charlotte Talks: UNC President Margaret Spellings On Her First Two Years, DeVos, School Shootings

Margaret Spellings just marked two years as president of the University of North Carolina system. She came into office amid sharp criticism and protests over her appointment. Spellings says those critics have fallen by the wayside and she's out to highlight her successes as president thus far.

 

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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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