Uncategorized

Diversity debate featured on The Story

Summer vacation officially begins this week as the school year draws to a close, but Wake County Public Schools continue to draw the national spotlight.

The Story with Dick Gordon profiled the different perspectives of two women on the value of the county’s diversity policy on its Monday broadcast.

Wake County school board member Debra Goldman, who voted to repeal the policy, details her own frustrating experiences with the education system.

Fay Cobb Payton recounts growing up in rural Georgia, and her family’s fight to enroll her in a magnet school. Payton, who now calls Wake County home, worries about the fate of another generation of underprivileged students now that the Wake policy has been dismantled.

The program, distributed by American Public Media, repeats tonight at 8:00pm on WUNC-FM 91.5. You can download a podcast of the program here.

Check Also

The week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. Teachers demand policy changes, cheer Cooper at ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

When Andrea Hudson was pulled over for a routine traffic violation in 2013, the police officer found [...]

Right now in Shenzhen, which, with 12 million people is the fastest-growing city in China, a young c [...]

On Tuesday, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger—one of the state’s most powerful Republican politic [...]

Unsurprisingly, the agenda for the General Assembly's "short session" that commences [...]

The post Bite the Apple & NC’s HB2 Legacy appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

When I headed off to college, I could not have predicted that many of the funding streams, positions [...]

For those who pay only periodic attention to the ins and outs of lawmaking in the North Carolina Gen [...]

The post Know your ‘Thug’ appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Now hiring

NC Policy Watch is now hiring a Managing Editor – click here for more info.