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NC ranks 48th in school funding. Education advocacy group says it’s high time for lawmakers to fix that problem.
North Carolina’s ranking as the best state in the nation to do business doesn’t square with its rank near the bottom of states — 48th — in public school expenditures, Mary Ann Wolf, president and CEO of Public School Forum of North Carolina said Tuesday. When adjusted for regional cost differences, the Tar Heel state is dead last in school funding effort, Wolf said during the public school advocacy group's annual "Eggs and Issues Breakfast" in Raleigh. More than 400 educators, lawmakers and public school advocates attended the event.
Mary Ann Wolf, President and CEO of the Public School Forum of North Carolina, discusses the teacher shortage and the state’s top education issues
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Veteran NC educator, school integration pioneer recognized with state’s highest civilian honor
North Carolina Award recipient Dudley Flood reflects on a lifetime of combating segregation and improving public schools At age 90, Dr. Dudley Flood, an education trailblazer who helped North Carolina’s public schools to integrate, can easily recall attending an all-Black high school. It was more than 75 years ago in tiny Winton, a town of fewer than 800 residents in Hertford County.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: “Dark and scary times” for public education
Fresh off the controversy at UNC, the Howard journalism professor pulls few punches in talk to North Carolina schools group After four years of President Donald Trump, a global pandemic and a culture war fueled by the false narrative that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is taught in public schools, educators and their progressive allies are exhausted and understandably so, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told attendees of the 2021 Color of Education Virtual Summit.