Thursday, January 16, 2014

McCrory: Common Core fan Jim Hunt a mentor, hero, adviser

The Daily Haymaker, by Brant Clifton • 

Governor Pat McCrory unveiled his education agenda yesterday, and opponents of the common core curriculum can’t be happy with what they heard:

McCrory previewed his legislative agenda in a speech at the Hunt Institute’s Holshouser Legislators Retreat on Monday night, though he did not provide specific policy plans.

McCrory repeatedly emphasized the importance of bipartisanship in approaching the issue of education, saying “this is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue,” and praised former Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt as a valued adviser.

“Jim Hunt is a hero of mine, he’s a mentor of mine, and the state has been so fortunate to have him in leadership in so many different ways,” he said. “From the day I came in office and was sworn in and then sworn at at times, he’s been a great adviser to me.”

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