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Teachers’ association head to address Wilson NAACP

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The leader of North Carolina’s public schoolteachers’ trade group will address the NAACP’s Wilson branch at a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. May 3 at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church.

North Carolina Association of Educators President Mark Jewell will speak and take questions on school safety and security issues, federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plans for the future of public schools, teacher retention, privatizing education and the impact of hunger, poverty and current legislation on minority and disadvantaged children.

Jewell has worked as a teacher for 10 years and has served on the Safe Schools NC and state Science, Math and Technology boards along with the North Carolina Teacher of the Year selection committee.

The NCAE represents 60,000 North Carolina teachers and is a state affiliate of the National Education Association, the largest professional employee association in the United States.

The May 3 NAACP meeting at Jackson Chapel, 571 Nash St. SE, is open to the public. For more information, call Wilson NAACP education chairwoman Carol White at 252-299-4971.

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