Topic: Focus on School Funding

This week we focus on two key issues in school funding. We talk to school leaders about impact of K-3 class size mandate and a search for a solution. We examine a new report that looks at overall school finance reform efforts for North Carolina.

Guests:

Katherine Joyce, Executive Director, NC Association of School Administrators
Dr. Tim Markley, Superintendent, New Hanover County Schools
Kris Nordstrom, Policy Analyst, Education & Law Project, NC Justice Center

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