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Education Matters: School takeover plan meets resistance

The following is a program by the Public School Forum of North Carolina

The NC Innovative School District, created by the General Assembly in 2016, is set to begin taking over some low-performing schools across the state and turn them over to charter school operators. However, the plan is getting serious push back from some local communities, including Durham, which has one school on the short list.

Guests include:

Mike Lee, Chair, Durham Board of Education

Wendy Jacobs, Chair, Durham County Board of Commissioners

Lindsey Kennedy, Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA

Keith Poston

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