Tag:Frederick Douglass

  • Former slave blazed trail for writers

    Pure, unadulterated freedom is what Harriet Jacobs and so many other North Carolinians were long denied. Pure, unadulterated freedom is the goal for which so many fought, sometime paying the ultimate price.

  • Who decides what public schools teach? 

    I don’t write much about what happens inside of the classroom simply because there is so little information about it. Content standards adopted by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction outline the sequence, topics, and learning goals for each grade and subject. Curricula and instructional decisions are made on…