Charlotte Mecklenburg schools are facing severe cuts and they’ve introduced a range of options to meet budgetary constraints. Perhaps the most controversial proposal has been a decision to close several schools. The list of schools under the budget ax has not only met with vocal pushback by area parents and teachers but it’s also changed over time. The CMS school board will conduct a vote on school closings Tuesday, November 9th. In advance of that important vote we talk with two reporters keeping a close eye on this topic and find out how which schools are likely to close, who will be affected and what the future may hold for our school system.
Lisa Miller – Staff Reporter, WFAE
Ann Doss Helms – Staff Writer, Charlotte Observer
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website
- ‘Your Schools’ blog by The Charlotte Observer’s Ann Doss Helms
- WFAE | Gorman: Budget Cuts Could Jeopardize Academic Gains
Sustainable power is a hot topic right now and wind power is among the most talked about sources of renewable energy. Recently, Google paired with another corporation to announce a 5 billion dollar investment in building wind power infrastructure along the Atlantic Seaboard. One of our guests says that North Carolina could be a major player in the future of wind generated power. Duke Energy is already making strides in generating wind producer power but North Carolina is not one of their target areas. We?ll learn about our future as a leader in renewable energy.
Jackie Savitz – Senior Scientist, Director of Climate and Pollution Campaigns atOceana North America
Greg Efthimiou – Corporate Communications, Duke Energy