Teach For America http://wunc.org en Young NC Poet: 'I Will Fight For My Rights To Be Black In This Crazy World' http://wunc.org/post/young-nc-poet-i-will-fight-my-rights-be-black-crazy-world <p>There is some intense poetry writing happening this month in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp; Select groups of students are participating in the <a href="http://poetwarriorsproject.org/?cat=38">Teach for America Poet Warriors</a> project.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:02:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 34189 at http://wunc.org Young NC Poet: 'I Will Fight For My Rights To Be Black In This Crazy World' Training Teachers: The Growing Political Influence Of Teach For America In NC http://wunc.org/post/training-teachers-growing-political-influence-teach-america-nc <p>Rob Bryan might not have needed the help. As the chairman of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party, he was well-positioned to run against, and defeat, a Democratic incumbent for a seat in the State Legislature in 2012.</p><p>But what turned out to be one of the more astute political decisions in his life happened more than 20 years ago, when he was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and his roommate brought in a brochure for an organization he’d never heard of before.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 27346 at http://wunc.org Training Teachers: The Growing Political Influence Of Teach For America In NC Two Teacher Training Programs, One Spot In The Budget http://wunc.org/post/two-teacher-training-programs-one-spot-budget <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, North Carolina had a serious teacher problem. There were shortages in much of the state, but the bigger problem wasn’t how many teachers, but who they were.</span></p><p>“We had a real need to raise the scholastic profile of candidates for teaching and also to increase the numbers of males and minorities in teaching,” remembers Jo Ann Norris, President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17017 at http://wunc.org Two Teacher Training Programs, One Spot In The Budget