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Mind the gap

Earlier this week, North Carolina submitted its “Race to the Top” application with high hopes of winning upwards of $400 million in a competitive federal grant process.

The additional funding would help North Carolina minimize further cuts to education in the next budget cycle. But Stephen Jackson, a policy analyst with the North Carolina Justice Center, says just as important as winning the grant is how the state will use its money to close the achievement gap.

On this week’s radio show, Jackson explains why the gap has seen little improvement in a decade and why state legislators must overhaul the education finance system.

For a preview of Jackson’s interview with Chris Fitzsimon, please click below:
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