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Education Matters – Community fights school takeover

Topic: Community Fights School Takeover

Carver Heights Elementary School in Wayne County has been picked by the Innovative School District to become the 2nd NC school to be taken over by the state-run program created by the General Assembly in 2016. That takeover will not happen if district leadership and many in the Goldsboro school’s community have their way. This week we talk to Wayne County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore, as well as parents and community leaders, on how they plan to respond to the state’s plan to take over Carver Heights.


Dr. Michael Dunsmore, Superintendent, Wayne County Public Schools

Sylvia Barnes, President, Wayne County NAACP

Iris Robinson, Grandparent, Carver Heights Elementary School

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.