Clayton Henkel's articles and posts
Matt Ellinwood, director of the Education & Law Project of the NC Justice Center, discusses the upcoming legislative session, a multi-billion dollar school bond initiative, and why early childhood literacy rates continue to suffer due to a lack of resources.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest growing groups of North Carolinians in the 21st Century. However there have been no one on the state policy scene who could speak with an informed voice about the needs of these communities. Chavi Koneru and Ricky Leung, co-founders of North Carolina Asian Americans Together, join us this week to discuss the mission of their organization, voting rights, increasing representation in elected office and the importance of the 2020 Census.
Dr. Peter Morris, director of Urban Ministries of Wake County, discusses hunger, homelessness and healthcare needs in North Carolina.
Jane Pinsky, Director of the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform discusses election irregularities in NC’s 9th congressional district, the flawed ethics investigation process and the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform.
Will Munn, policy analyst with the NC Budget & Tax Center discusses his report Powering Up Prosperity: Accelerating Businesses of Color in North Carolina. Other issues discussed: race, the economy, and how business accelerators can boost minority-owned businesses.
The State Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2019 this week. Members will discuss the findings of a new statewide report on North Carolina's Read to Achieve program. The initiative passed by the General Assembly in 2012 was designed to insure students could read at grade-level by third grade....