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Education Matters – Inequity in school funding

Topic: Inequity in School Funding

A study released this week by the Public School Forum of NC shows a growing gap in public school funding between the highest and lowest-wealth counties in the state. These funding disparities have a real impact on education, including the ability of lower wealth counties to fund local supplemental pay to attract and retain teachers. We talk to the study’s lead, plus two NC school superintendents, about how funding affects educational opportunity in their communities.


Lauren Fox, Senior Director of Policy, Public School Forum of NC

Dr. Tim Markley, Superintendent, New Hanover County Schools

Dr. Valerie Bridges, Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools



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Keith Poston

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