The Hope Street Group believes that economic opportunity comes from education, healthcare, and jobs, and brings the brightest minds together to work on policy solutions to tough challenges. Last week, Hope Street delivered a 92 page education policy report to the N.C. State Board of Education and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, based on fall 2015 survey and focus group data from NC teachers.
One of Senator Van Duyn’s greatest priorities is making sure our students get the best public education possible so they can succeed. She is proud to support the Hope Street Group and agrees that needless testing and one size fit all policies often do not close the achievement gap between students.
Hope Street also cultivates fellows in several states, including North Carolina, for their Teacher Voice network. The Teacher Voice Network recruits strong advocates for public education and includes two teachers from Buncombe County: Brian Randall of Asheville City Schools and Elliot Lunsford of Buncombe County Schools.