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

‘Shame on all of you’ – House Minority Leader blasts GOP’s cuts to Attorney General, governor’s office

Possibly related posts: State Board of Education blasts ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The $23 billion budget deal speeding through the N.C. General Assembly this week includes a platoon [...]

Royal Diadem Jewelers in Greensboro sets itself apart in a number of small ways - fast and friendly [...]

Over one weekend last October, more than a half-foot of rain fell on the small town of Vass in Moore [...]

The North Carolina Court of Appeals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As the court heads in [...]

The final budget that lawmakers have proposed fails to strengthen the foundation of North Carolina’s [...]

Most of the initial headlines about the final budget agreement announced Monday afternoon by legisla [...]

Unexplained, backroom maneuver would rob already underfunded anti-poverty program There’s no denying [...]

Women and their access to health care has been in the news these past few months, as the plan to rep [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more