Polk Democrats pass resolution in support of local teachers, public education system

Published 12:02 pm Monday, May 9, 2011

The Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee passed a resolution in support of Polk County teachers and the public education system resolution on May 5 at its regular meeting.

The following is the text of the resolution:

Whereas, May 2-6, 2011 is National Teachers Appreciation Week, and

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Whereas, teachers have played a crucial role in the advancement, prosperity and cohesion of our community and have enhanced the quality of life for so many through the quest for knowledge and understanding, and

Whereas, education is the foundation of the American Dream and public education has been the source of opportunity and hope for people from all walks of life for generations, and

Whereas, North Carolina’s growth, prosperity and stature are directly related to our historical investment in public education, and

Whereas, a well-educated work force is essential to attract business investment to our county, and, as a major employer, our public school system contributes significantly to our local economy,

Therefore, Be it Resolved, the Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee wishes to express our heart-felt appreciation to our county’s outstanding teachers and school system employees and to renew our commitment to advocate for adequate support and funding for public education.

Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee

– article submitted by Blake Arledge, chair of the Polk County Democratic Party