Our View: Stricter standards increase GED value
Thumbs-up: to increasing general educational development certificate standards. In 2014, the tests will require more core curriculum knowledge and will be a more true benchmark of student learning. The upside: students who work hard will have more valuable and worthwhile proof of education. But the downsides: the exams are more expensive and require computer proficiency.
Thumbs-up: to public input, and input especially relevant to Watauga County. The N.C. Department of Transportation is inviting comment about its developing statewide and pedestrian plan. Safety is at issue - view the plan and respond at http://www.walkbikenc.com.