We’re often told that problems aren’t always as big as they seem, and that a little creativity may bring a solution.
So when North Carolina’s governor confronted his big problem — one of the worst high school dropout rates in the country — his creativity kicked into overdrive, CBS News correspondent Lee Cowan reports.
“One way to get the high school dropout rate down is to do away with high school,” says Gov. Michael Easley.
Sound far-fetched? The Legislature didn’t think so.
“When I put this in the budget for the first time, I thought there’d be a big fight over it. And everybody said ‘this is a great idea, let’s do it,'” the governor says.