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Topic: Hits & Misses – A Legislative Recap

The General Assembly just wrapped up its short session for 2018 with a return date of November 27th after the fall election. This week we take a look at what happened in the short session in terms of education by talking to some key stakeholders. We’ll get their take on the hits and misses and what it all might mean for education in North Carolina.

Guests:

Justin Parmenter, 7th Grade Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Dr. Shirley Prince, Executive Director, NC Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association

Rob Thompson, Deputy Director, NC Child

Alexandra Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center

Resources

EdLines

Budget cuts force layoffs at DPI
https://www.ncforum.org/steep-cuts-to-north-carolinas-education-agency-hurt-low-performing-schools-the-most/
https://www.ednc.org/2018/06/29/state-superintendent-announces-elimination-of-61-positions-at-state-dpeartment-of-public-instruction
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article214065504.html

State Board, Superintendent battle rages on
https://www.wral.com/strife-between-state-board-superintendent-mark-johnson-continues/17671080/
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article214252889.html

Another private voucher school scandal
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article214433599.html

New study finds aspiring teachers view black students as more hostile
http://wunc.org/post/report-aspiring-teachers-more-likely-view-behavior-black-boys-hostile

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Keith Poston

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