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Public School Forum Releases Top 10 Education Issues for 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The Public School Forum of North Carolina released its Top 10 Education Issues for 2018 at the fourth annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast in Raleigh on Jan. 24.

The Forum’s executive director Keith Poston moderated a panel discussion with legislative, education and business leaders about the issues at the breakfast event. Panelists were Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham-Orange), Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Lisa Godwin, 2017 North Carolina Teacher of the Year and Sepi Saidi, President and CEO, SEPI Engineering. The panel discussion was taped live for a January episode of the Forum’s weekly television program, Education Matters.

Issues on the Forum’s 2018 list are:

  1. Provide Certainty for Students, Parents and All Educators by Fixing the Class Size Crisis
  2. Adequately and Equitably Invest in Our Children’s Education, Including Their School Buildings
  3. Insist on Transparency & Accountability for School Choice Programs
  4. Recruit and Retain the Best and the Brightest Teachers and Principals
  5. Once Again, Fix the Faulty A-F School Grading System
  6. Scale Up Successes for Our State’s Struggling Schools
  7. Adopt a whole Child Approach to Health and Learning
  8. Pursue Outcomes-Focused Strategies Toward Racial Equity
  9. Keep Building Upon North Carolina’s Investments in Early Childhood Education
  10. For Those Who Govern Our State’s Public Schools, Do It Well (And Together)

The Public School Forum’s full publication and list can be downloaded here.