Margaret Spellings is Wrong for UNC

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UNC schools represent a world-class public research and instructional system, yet recent events have placed higher education in North Carolina in a state of crisis. The state's Board of Governors has used an undemocratic process to hire Margaret Spellings as the UNC System’s new president. Spellings embodies the corporatization of higher education -- she is a political appointee, and she was on the board of the parent company of a for-profit school and a student debt collection agency. She also has a history of making anti-LGBT remarks. The list goes on.

The FACTS don't lie.

Corporations are determined to take over higher education. She may be the latest corporate plant but she won’t be the last. Spellings is officially in office-- so now our work is more important than ever.

Don’t let what’s happening in North Carolina go on one more minute! Join our movement and be a part of the right change in North Carolina.

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SAS provided undisclosed air travel during UNC presidential search
WRAL, July 15, 2016

Margaret Spellings names strategist to new UNC position
The News & Observer, May 26, 2016

Margaret Spellings Avoids Criticizing North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law
The Huffington Post, March 29, 2016

Protest Held on Margaret Spellings’ First Day as UNC System President
Chapelboro, March 1, 2016

Spellings takes over Tuesday as UNC System president amid controversy
WNCN, February 29, 2016

New UNC boss Margaret Spellings likes controlling the mic
The News & Observer, February 27, 2016

The University of North Carolina’s New President Should Scare Anyone Who Cares About Higher Ed
The Nation, November 16, 2015

 

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