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Perspective | NC education stakeholders weigh in on racial equity

North Carolina education stakeholders — from the State Board to principals to community colleges to nonprofit organizations — are weighing in on racial equity. Below, find an aggregation of some of their statements.

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Donnell Cannon, principal of North Edgecombe High School

Lake Norman Charter

Lauren Lampron, principal of W.A. Pattillo Middle School

Lincoln Charter

North Carolina State Board of Education

  • Audio of comments from State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis, State Board member James Ford, State Board member Olivia Oxendine, and State Board principal advisor Matt Bristow-Smith.

Matt Bristow-Smith, 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year and principal of Edgecombe Early College High.

North Carolina Governor’s School

Patrick Miller, superintendent of Greene County Schools

Community colleges

Durham Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

Guilford Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College



Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools

NC Child

Public Impact

Public School Forum of North Carolina

Research Triangle Foundation of NC

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)

The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education

The Hunt Institute

UNC World View

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


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