Hometown Debates

In the fall of 2016, IOPL hosted our first Hometown Debate series with televised debates in Wilson (Lt. Governor), Asheboro (Attorney General), and Statesville (Treasurer). We felt it was important to ensure that North Carolina’s smaller cities and towns were brought into the conversation about these races and their issues addressed.

As this is not an election year for statewide offices, we’ve decided to choose a singular topic and host three debates, again in our smaller communities. We will be focusing on three questions regarding NC’s public education system.

Tuesday, October 10th – Rocky Mount, Booker T. Theater

  • Should North Carolina increase the state’s role in financing local school construction?

Monday, October 16th – Burlington, Paramount Theatre

  • Should North Carolina tighten oversight of tax-funded charter schools and private schools

Wednesday, October 24th – Newton, Old Post Office Playhouse

  • Should performance pay play more of a role in North Carolina teacher compensation?

All debates begin at 7:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Click the links below to reserve your seat for the debate(s) you would like to attend.

Tuesday – October 10th, Rocky Mount – Booker T. Theatre 

Monday – October 16th, Burlington – Paramount Theatre

Wednesday – October 24th, Newton – Old Post Office Playhouse

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