Friday with Ferrel

Friday with Ferrel

Democrats’ dilemma over education politics

Preamble: The great debate over the future of preK-12 education in North Carolina plays out in legislative committees, in courtrooms, in advocacy organizations, in university and think-tank research, in news reporting and commentary. Ultimately, however, the direction of education policy will flow from the roiling waters of state and national politics – who wins and who loses elections matter more than lobbyists and position papers. My previous column offered an analysis of the Republican Party; this column looks at the Democratic Party.

About the author

Ferrel Guillory is the Director of the Program in Public Life and Professor of the Practice at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, and the Vice Chairman of EducationNC.