State of Things
12:23 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Private Money for Public Education

When organizers of North Carolina's public Governor's School summer enrichment program learned that the state General Assembly had cut their funding, they went to work raising money. So far, the group has secured more than $100,000 in hopes of keeping the program afloat, but not every public educational program at risk has the ability to keep itself funded. What problems arise when we rely too heavily on private donations to pay for public school programs?

Guest host Isaac-Davy Aronson talks with Lucy Milner, director of Governor's School West; Joe Milner, president of the North Carolina Governor's School Foundation; Dave DeWitt, WUNC education reporter; Howard Covington, a journalist and North Carolina historian; and Ken Dodge, director of Duke University's Center for Child and Family Policy and William McDougall Professor of Public Policy. Listener Call-in.

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