Charlotte Talks News Roundup: Facebook Data, School Safety, CMS Segregation

Mar 23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Clockwise, from top left: David Boraks, Glenn Burkins, Mary C. Curtis, Ann Doss Helms

Some North Carolina politicians are linked to the Facebook data scandal. A new report labels Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the most segregated system in the state. Lawmakers begin tackling school safety. Our reporters roundtable discusses the week's top stories.

The Facebook data scandal finds its way to North Carolina. Republican senator Thom Tillis used the company at the center of the uproar, Cambridge Analytica, to target voters, as did the state Republican Party.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox offers a glimpse at post-Parkland security measures, as state lawmakers begin examining school safety.

A new report labels CMS the most racially-segregated school system in North Carolina, and says income-based segregation in the district is up sharply.

Mike Collins leads a discussion on the week's news with our reporters roundtable.

GUESTS

David Boraks, reporter, WFAE (@davidboraks)

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, Q City Metro (@glennburkins)

Mary C. Curtis, columnist, Roll Call (@mcurtisnc3)

Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@anndosshelms)