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Education Matters – A New Direction for Leandro Case

Topic:  A New Direction for Leandro Case The now 20-year old landmark Leandro case on education quality and equity in North Carolina’s public schools just took a surprising new turn. We talk with Melanie Black Dubis, lead counsel for the plaintiff school districts. We...

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Education Matters – Retiree Health Benefits Elimination

The budget just passed by the NC General Assembly eliminates retiree health benefits for teachers and all state employees hired after January 2021. What will be the impact of this major change in state employee benefits? Guests: Richard Rogers, Executive Director, NC...

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Education Matters – Child Well-Being in North Carolina

How does North Carolina stack up compared to other states when it comes to child well-being? The short answer – not great. This week we explore the key indicators of child well-being and what the state can do to improve the lives of NC children. Guests: Dr. Mandy...

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Education Matters – State Budget Focus

With an actual budget in hand with votes this week, we talk with key education advocates for their take on the budget and with two journalists who’ve been covering the budget process about how this came together and what’s next. Guests include: Mark Jewell, President,...

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Education Matters – The Latest on the State Budget

This week on Education Matters, two leading NC House members, Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke) and Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Durham, Orange), will discuss the state of the budget process and key education issues being debated. Guests: Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke) Rep. Graig...

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