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Education Matters – Newsmakers & newsbreakers

Topic: Newsmakers & Newsbreakers

Education has been a mainstay in the headlines in recent years here in North Carolina. This week we talk to one of the education newsmakers, Judge Bob Orr. He’s a former NC Supreme Court Justice who recently represented the State Board of Education in its lawsuit over a law passed by the General Assembly shifting much of the Board’s powers to State Superintendent Mark Johnson. We also talk to two journalists who work hard every week covering the rapidly changing news in policy and education.


Bob Orr, Former NC Supreme Court Justice

Colin Campbell, Editor, NC Insider

Liz Schlemmer, Education Reporter, WUNC Radio



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Interview Segments

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NC Insider 

Liz Schlemmer, WUNC Radio

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Keith Poston

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