Part One: Business Leaders & Education

Carolina business leaders have a vested interest in the success of students in public schools, especially as the need for more qualified workers becomes more acute. Coalitions of current and former C-suite executives have now formed in both North and South Carolina in an effort by the business community to influence education policy while building a stronger bond between all stakeholders. The goals of the business groups include raising student achievement, addressing financial challenges in public education and ensuring a robust pipeline of well-qualified workers for the region’s employers. Mike Brenan of BB&T, Pamela Lackey of AT&T South Carolina, Walter McDowell of BEST NC and Anna Nelson of Spangler Companies lay out their initiatives in this first episode of a two-part series.


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