Matt Ellinwood, Director of the Education & Law Project at the NC Justice Center, discusses adequacy and equity in school funding in the wake of the WestEd/Leandro report, which recommends nearly $8 billion in additional public school funding be allocated in the next seven years for North Carolina’s public schools. Read the findings in the WestEd report here.
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Urban Ministries of Wake County engages our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home. Learn how to help here.
Reporter Greg Childress joins us to discuss education issues including the ongoing battle over the state budget and teacher pay raises that never materialized in 2019. We also discuss future leadership for the NC Department of Public Instruction.
Courts & Law reporter Melissa Boughton on why the battle for redistricting reform is heating up once again in the New Year. Also discussed: voter ID, this year’s state Supreme Court races, and issues before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cheri Beasley became North Carolina’s first-ever Black female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in February. It was our honor to sit down with Beasley earlier this year to discuss the School Justice Partnership, Second Chance legislation and the impact of rising court fines and fees on low-income North Carolinians.