Equity Public School Forum of NC Teaching-in-color Perspective

Expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina

In 2016, the Public School Forum of North Carolina released this action plan and recommendations following the work of Study Group XVI. "The Public School Forum has a long history of tackling the thorniest problems facing public education in North Carolina," the plan says.

"The current work embodied in Study Group XVI asks the toughest question of the past 50 years: 'What would it take to give every child in North Carolina the opportunity to receive a sound basic education?'" The Study Group's committee on racial equity made specific recommendations on diversity in teaching.

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Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education, and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers.