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Reach Roundup: What do you think most impacts a person’s chances of moving from lower class to upper class over his or her lifetime?


If students hold a walkout, who should dictate the consequences?


As long as the students protest peacefully, they should only have to be responsible for the work they may have missed. I am a teacher and I support the students using their 1st amendment rights. -Teacher from Charlotte

I agree that we should exercise our first amendment right but are the students really understanding this or is this just a way “to get out of class.” -Teacher from Lenoir


What do you think most impacts a person’s chances of moving from lower class to upper class over his or her lifetime?


Can Wake County Find a Way to Stop Suspending so Many Elementary School Students? | News & Observer 3/20/2018
Wake County handed out 2,395 suspensions to elementary school students during the 2016-17 school year.

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys | Upshot 3/19/2018
Our equity theme this week is inspired by research from Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau exploring disparities in class mobility between white and black males. Trust us, you don’t want to miss these data visualizations. 


We’ve just launched a new project — AskNC — in partnership with our colleagues at the NC Center for Public Policy Research. I’d encourage you to check it out here.

AskNC is powered by a platform called Hearken, which I’ve been a fan of since I read founder Jen Brandel’s post where she declared, “In a democracy, an informed citizenry is the foundation of a healthy society. And this need for people to get answers to questions that they have neither time nor expertise to investigate is not going away. If anything, it’s growing increasingly urgent. In times of great uncertainty, questions are currency.”

Our new collaboration with the NC Center for Public Policy Research is a case of the perfect alignment. For 40 years, the Center has tackled complex questions for North Carolina. Today, technology allows us to reach more people than ever before and truly put the public back in public policy.

Will you join us? Have you ever considered why the cardinal is our state bird? Are you curious about the way our legislative districts are drawn? Have you ever stopped to ask why we even have counties anyways? We’re here to help — it is time to #AskNC.

All the best,

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Reach NC Voices Team

The Reach NC Voices team includes Nation Hahn, director of growth for EdNC; Molly Osborne, director of policy; Analisa Sorrells, chief of staff and associate director of policy; and Alli Lindenberg, engagement specialist.