RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) announced today the schedule for its 2023 Hometown Debate Series, focusing on Education Issues in North Carolina. This four-event series brings together elected officials and policy experts for a balanced debate on some of North Carolina’s most important issues.

In its eighth year, the Hometown Debate Series is a collaboration between Spectrum News 1 North Carolina and the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, with a new topic every year. Spectrum’s Loretta Boniti returns in 2023 as moderator.

An abbreviated debate version will air on Spectrum News the following Sunday at 11:30 am and 8:30 pm. The debates will then be available in their entirety on www.spectrumlocalnews.com after their initial airing.

The Hometown Debate Series is free and open to the public! Doors Open at 6 pm.

The 2023 Hometown Debate Series Schedule

Filming Dates Debate Topics Debate Locations Airing on Spectrum
October 3rd The UNC Admissions Case: What’s Next? Civic Center Auditorium, Vance-Granville Community College- Henderson October 15th
October 10th School Choice and Opportunity Vouchers The Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center- Sanford October 22nd
October 24th Educator Licensure and Compensation UNCG School of Education Auditorium – Greensboro October 29th
November 1st Education
Barefoot Auditorium, Benson Civic Center- Benson November 5th