A great incentive
I am an HBCU graduate and think reducing tuition is a great incentive for any North Carolinian interested in college-level education for career and personal life advancement. I wish tuition was $500 in 1975 when I was an undergraduate.
HBCUs will survive and and attract students, just like Duke University, a high-priced institution of higher learning. The selected schools’ budget are funded by the state and so, the $70 million proposed to cover the tuition gap makes sense. The incentive should be broadened to assist institutions like Shaw and St. Augustine’s universities.
I have not read HB 873 in detail to object to provisions and stipulations. But the hysteria about cheap degrees from the schools with reduced tuition is ridiculous; it does not make sense! Any person who champions education as means to economic freedom and community empowerment, should appreciate the $2,000 to $3,000 relief to hard-working parents as savings. The legislature should make the initiative a 10-year trial with room for permanent sustaining status.
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I will be around the legislature building for more productive causes than to denounce or oppose the tuition reduction as a covert spurious initiative to shut down HBCUs. We have come too far to submit to such public deception.
Shaw University Class of ’76
The people’s attorney
Regarding the news article “McCrory’s fight with feds carries big risks, rewards” (N&), May 10):
Before Gov. Pat McGrory’s “potty peepers” have too much to say about state Attorney General Roy Cooper’s decision not to sue the U.S. Department of Justice over House Bill 2, it would be worthwhile to review just who the AG is.
The AG is not the governor’s attorney; he is not appointed by the governor. The AG is not the legislature’s attorney; it does not appoint him. The AG is the people’s attorney; they elected him.
The AG decides which cases to pursue in the courts based on the law and the constitutions of both the United States and North Carolina. He is the attorney of all North Carolinians, including those some view as “them” or “others.”
As U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has pointed out, HB2 is clearly a violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal law, and Cooper has shown that he is unwilling to use his office to support state-sponsored discrimination.
Paul D. Naylor
‘My last shoe’
Regarding the news story “Durham shoeshine man the Real McKoy” (DN, May 29):
Just shined my last shoe. From now on one pair will be on my feet and two or more pairs will be put in a bag. All will be taken to the Durham Hotel!
via the durhamnews.com
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