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|