30 Jan

What Matter-June Atkinson-Monday, January 30, 2017-46 Minutes

Mark speaks with Dr. June Atkinson, former superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI). She talks about her reelection defeat at the hands of Mark Johnson, what she recalls most about her days as a public school teacher and the differences in teaching today, especially with the myriad technological advances available to students. Also, her thoughts on why she essentially opposes school choice even though it is growing in demand in North Carolina and nationally. And her thoughts on why she used the word “infant” to describe her successor, Johnson as superintendent at DPI.

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