CMS: The Quest for Equity

Nov 18, 2009

This community forum explored issues of equity and equality in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. How well is the district doing in achieving its mission to "maximize academic achievement by every student in every school"? The discussion addressed equity-related topics including school staffing and resources, funding, facilities, and ethnic/racial disparities in student achievement. Moderator: Simone Orendain, WFAE Reporter Panelists: Ann Clark, Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Lindalyn Kakadelis, Director, North Carolina Education Alliance Richard McElrath, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board member-elect Julian Wright, Jr., former chairman, CMS Equity Committee