Gov. Mike Easley is going to Washington D.C. on Thursday to get some love from the nation's teachers.
Easley will receive the inaugural "America's Greatest Education Governor's Award" from the National Education Association "for his achievements in transforming North Carolina's public school system." He will get the award while receiving the cheers of 10,000 delegates at the NEA's 86th annual Representative Assembly.
It beats being in Raleigh to answer questions about the budget and his wife's overseas travel costs.