NAACP state education chairman to address Wilson community

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The state education chairman for North Carolina’s NAACP will address the community at a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People State Education Chairman Mark Jewell will speak and take questions on school safety, 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, served on the Safe Schools and science, math and technology boards, the North Carolina Teacher of the Year selection committee and is state president of the North Carolina Association of Educators.

The NAACP of Wilson is an affiliate of both the state and national branches and has a strategic goal of building a positive relationship with the education community in Wilson in order to support the academic success of minority and disadvantaged students.

The event will be hosted at Jackson Chapel, 571 Nash St. SE, and is open to the public. For more information, call Wilson Branch NAACP Education Chairwoman Carol White at 252-299-4971.