Cuts for Governor’s School may end summer program for gifted students

Jul 7, 2011 by

RALEIGH For nearly a half-century the Governor’s School has been a Tar Heel institution, honing and stretching the minds of some of the brightest high school students in the state.

It is a place where math contests are cool, where clarinet playing is fun, and where conversations on philosophy can last long into the night.

But the Governor’s School was placed on political life-support by the legislature last month when it passed a budget that eliminated the $849,000 annual funding for the school, which is actually two academic summer camps – one at Salem College in Winston-Salem and one at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Faced with a $2.5 billion

 

 

, lawmakers said the Governor’s School could continue only if it found alternative funding. But officials say the six-week academic camp, which has historically been free for students, would be put out of reach for many students if the full cost – an estimated $2,100 per student – was charged in fees.

via Cuts for Governor’s School may end summer program for gifted students | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper.

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