Cooper calls for making community colleges tuition free

Roy Cooper (File photo)

North Carolina should work toward making community colleges tuition free, says Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Cooper outlined a series of proposals related to education Tuesday which includes increasing teacher pay and more investments in Pre-K education. He stopped short of calling for tax increases to pay for his ideas but he criticized Republicans for not spending enough on schools.

“Instead, the governor has gone backward, proposing corporate tax giveaways and reducing funding for our community colleges and our universities,” Cooper said.

Cooper is expected to easily defeat Durham attorney Kenneth Spaulding in the March 15 Democratic primaries to earn the right to face Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the general election.

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