Most of you are probably at N.C. Policy Watch’s “Crucial Conversation” luncheon today with N.C. Schools Superintendent June Atkinson where she’ll be talking about the state’s public education system, a minor topic of conversation these days.
You’re not there? Well, you should be. Here’s some Lunch Links for you with some great pieces of journalism that caught my attention.
First, Rolling Stone has this amazing and horrifying tale, “The Poorest Rich Kids in the World” about how the children who stand to inherit the Doris Duke
fortune (yes, the Dukes of Durham’s Duke University and the Duke tobacco fortune) were abused, maltreated and neglected in horrific ways for most of their childhood. (The kids are now teenagers.) The reporting and writing in this longer-format piece are phenomenal, though incredibly disturbing to read, and an awful reminder that child abuse can and does happen in all types of homes. I’d mark this one a must-read, it’s that powerful.