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Holocaust education program threatened by state budget cuts

The latest casualty of the state budget could be a program that teaches North Carolina educators about the Holocaust.

The N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching saw its $6 million budget cut in half by the General Assembly this past summer.  As a result, NCCAT was forced to dramatically reduce its services and its staff.

Now the Wilmington Star-News reports that the Holocaust teacher trainings offered at NCCAT’s facilities on Ocracoke Island and Cullowhee could be the next classes to fall by the wayside.

Angela Eichhorn Perry, a Pender County media specialist, tells the Star-News:

“Most teachers think that if they’ve read Anne Frank, they’ve done their part. But there’s so much more to what people in the Holocaust experienced than that,” she said. “NCCAT was absolutely wonderful and opened my eyes to a lot of things you don’t know about the Holocaust.”

This Thursday, Perry and other community leaders will take part in a fundraiser to support the Holocaust Education Program and NCCAT’s other professional development offerings.

Holocaust survivor Alfred Schnog, an NCCAT board member, is hosting Thursday’s event.

To learn more about the fundraiser, click here. To read Rob Schofield’s recent Weekly Briefing on the merits of the NCCAT program, click here.

(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

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