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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.

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