Archives by: Clayton Henkel

Clayton Henkel

About the author

Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.
clayton@ncpolicywatch.com
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Radio Interviews

NCAE President Mark Jewell discusses policy challenges facing teachers as the new school year gets underway

NCAE President Mark Jewell discusses teacher pay, the budget stalemate, school safety, and the privatization of our public schools. Jewell shares his thoughts on the 3rd and 9th congressional elections.

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Monday numbers: A closer look at NC’s student loan debt crisis

Over the past decade, student loan debt has skyrocketed nationwide. In the Tar Heel state it's a similar story with more than one million residents struggling to repay billions of dollars in college loans. Among those particularly affected: communities of color, rural and low-income communities, veterans, women, and older Americans.

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State Board of Education member and former NC Teacher of the Year James E. Ford discusses Racial Equity in Education.


A new study by the Center for Racial Equity and Education or CREED finds that students of color have diminished access to resources that affect their success – including advanced coursework, experienced teachers and the racial/ethnic matching of students and educators. Those factors not only impact how a student feels about their K-12 education, it can rob children of their full potential. James Ford is the executive Director of CREED and co-author of the study E(Race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools.

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State Representative Marcia Morey discusses ‘Red Flag’ laws and other legislation that could curb gun violence, if only Republican legislative leaders will allow the bills to be heard

Democratic lawmakers in the North Carolina House and Senate are once again pushing for Republican leadership to consider gun-safety legislation in the aftermath of last week’s tragic mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. State Rep. Marcia Morey of Durham County joins us to discuss the two bills she is advocating for: House Bill 454 (Allow ERPOs to Save Lives & Prevent Suicides) and House Bill 86 (Gun Violence Prevention Act)

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Monday numbers: A closer look at North Carolina’s affordable housing crisis

If you struggle to pay your rent or mortgage each month, this next fact won’t surprise you: In no state in the U.S. can a worker who earns the federal minimum wage afford a modest two-bedroom rental home working the standard 40-hour work week.

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Suzanne Miller of NC Families for School Testing Reform on improving student literacy and the state’s new K-3 testing program

Suzanne Miller of NC Families for School Testing Reform joins us to discuss the controversy surrounding a multi-million dollar contract awarded by the State Superintendent to test children’s reading skills. Miller also discusses the testing landscape as families get ready for a new school year.

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