About BEST NC

BEST NC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving North Carolina’s education system through policy and advocacy.

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Our Commitment

BEST NC is committed to protecting every student’s right to come to school ready to learn, have an excellent teacher and school leadership, and graduate with relevant, globally-competitive career and life skills.

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Our Approach

BEST NC works to convene a broad constituency, inform an engaged business community, and advocate for policies, research, programs and awareness that will move the needle toward a shared, bold vision for education.

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The Imperative

The North Carolina education system has been stagnant for far too long. Our students deserve better, and our economy demands it.

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In 2013, only 58% of adults in North Carolina had some postsecondary education.

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By 2020, 67% of North Carolina jobs will require some postsecondary education.

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46% of North Carolina high school graduates met none of the four ACT college readiness benchmarks in 2016

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