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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Should We Make Graduation More Political?

Some of you may have noticed an incident that happened in Charlotte this week. Vilma Leake, a Mecklenburg County Commissioner was upset that she was not allowed to sit up on stage and be recognized during graduation. After all, Mecklenburg County contributes $350 million to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg budget. She was told the stage has always been limited to school board members and people taking part in the program. Never-the-less, she was not happy.

Which brings up an interesting discussion. Should we open up our graduation to our local legislature members. With the passage of Act 388 - we are much more dependent on them for finances. What should we do if one of them refuses to support education if we don't? What do you recommend? I'd love to get some feedback.

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