As the new school year gets underway, this community forum explored the changing climate for public education in the Charlotte region. Panelists addressed recent moves to raise teacher pay and discussed the future of student achievement standards and Common Core guidelines. The forum also examined the role of charter schools, their successes and challenges to date in the Charlotte area, and the outlook for charter programs.
Tom Bullock - Reporter, WFAE
Torrieann Dooley - Teacher, David Cox Road Elementary School
Eric Guckian - Senior Education Advisor to NC Governor Pat McCrory
Dr. Heath Morrison - Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Tiffany Flowers - Executive Director, KIPP Charlotte