-opposes vouchers, tax credits and scholarships that shifts public tax dollars to private entities;
-supports public, pre-K education programs as essential to successful education outcomes and the long term prosperity and quality of life of North Carolinians, and these programs should be fully funded;
-supports highly qualified teachers as a necessary part of a quality education and supports training, teacher support, professional development and salaries competitive with the national average;
-believes charter schools that receive public dollars must be held to the same educational, accountability and transparency standards as traditional public schools.
In accordance with these priorities, the LWVNC advocacy plan should include:
-formation of an observer corps to attend NCGA committee meetings and hearings related to these issues;
-appointment of a designated representative of LWVNC to be available to speak to these issues;
-monitoring of state funding and budget issues;
-collaboration with other organizations to advance the LWVNC's priorities;
-outreach of local Leagues to their local school officials to obtain information on the local impact of school funding in their local school system.