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NEWS RELEASES 2008-09 :: NOVEMBER 7, 2008

STATEMENT BY STATE SUPERINTENDENT JUNE ATKINSON REGARDING
YOUTUBE VIDEO OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY TEACHER

The NC Department of Public Instruction has received a number of calls regarding the classroom political commentary of a Cumberland County teacher that was videotaped and posted on YouTube. The actions of this teacher are being investigated by the Cumberland County Public Schools. This issue is a local school district employment issue. Cumberland County will investigate and make appropriate recommendations about any action that should be considered by the State of North Carolina. I am confident that the district's leadership will respond appropriately.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


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NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.