Southeast Region News

North Carolina

February 7: Three-fourths of respondents to a Mecklenburg County poll said that they would be willing to pay higher taxes to support schools.

February 7: Raleigh television station NBC17 aired an analysis of resegregation in Mecklenburg County schools, which included comments by PAA steering committee member Pamela Grundy.

February 2: North Carolina legislators are considering sweeping changes to the state’s policy on charter schools. Two members of Durham’s school board respond.

January 18: Wake County’s school assignment controversy was featured on Stephen Colbert’s The Word – Disintegration.

Tennessee

Feburary 8: A Vanderbilt University poll showed two-thirds of Tennesseans do not favor linking teacher pay to student test scores.