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Clyde Edgerton Banned From Wilmington School District

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Famed North Carolina author Clyde Edgerton is best known for his witty, character-driven novels about Southern life, like “Raney” and “Killer Diller.” He is now in the headlines for being banned from all public schools in New Hanover County where two of his children attend elementary school.

The ban centers around a grievance he filed alleging discrimination in the Spanish immersion program at Forest Hills Elementary School. Edgerton says the school has not given students of color equal opportunity to enroll in the program. The school system superintendent gave Edgerton permission to attend his child’s graduation this week, but the ban still remains.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Edgerton about the latest. The New Hanover County School District declined to participate in the conversation.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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