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Podcast | Examining equity in North Carolina

On the latest episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with James Ford, executive director of the Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED).

CREED is releasing two reports examining equity in North Carolina, and content related to them is being released on EducationNC throughout August.

“We know that race is a salient factor at just about every rung of the educational experience for young people,” says Ford. “This study provides answers to some of the toughest questions about why these racialized opportunity gaps continue to be in operation and what we can do to change that.”

In this episode, Ford gives an overview of the project.

Editor’s note: James Ford is on contract with the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research from 2017-2020 while he leads this statewide study of equity in our schools. Center staff is supporting Ford’s leadership of the study, has conducted an independent verification of the data, and has edited the reports.


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