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News Education Public education forum held

More than 100 people gathered in Franklin High School's Fine Arts Center Monday night to listen to guest speakers regarding “The state of public education.”

In collaboration with Public Schools First in NC and Progress NC the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) hosted the forum which featured NCAE President Rodney Ellis, former NC House Representative Patsy Keever, Macon County School Board Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, school board chairman Jim Breedlove, Macon County Teacher of the Year Melissa Faetz, Jackson County Superintendent Michael Murray and WNC NCAE Director Rena Sutton.

The forum discussed the impact that state budget cuts have had on education.





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