Professors start group to promote ‘progressive’ politics

by Mark Haywood

UNC administrators are vowing to push back against Governor Pat McCrory’s budget proposal.

McCrory is recommending that the legislature sharply cut the U-N-C system budget and increase out of state tuition more than twelve percent.

Speaking to the UNC Board of Trustees Thursday, Chancellor Holden Thorp said the state shouldn’t cut funding but instead try to support higher education.

Meanwhile, a group of professors is also expressing concern about the direction North Carolina’s new General Assembly is leading our state. They call themselves “Scholars for a Progressive North Carolina,” and they held a forum Thursday evening at Duke to speak out against policies they believe are endangering North Carolina’s progressive legacy.

Mark Haywood has more.

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