Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, May 16, 1987

Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, May 16, 1987

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Creator:Herring, William Dallas
Creator:Jenkins, James Lineberry, 1919-2003
Title:Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, May 16, 1987
Date:1987 May 16
Description:

William Dallas Herring, longtime chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, discusses some of the issues he encountered during his tenure. He speaks in detail about education issues at the time of the interview, and offers his opinions on the state of democracy in the United States. Herring believes strongly in representative democracy, and worries that institutions across the country and in the state are falling prey to complacency, entrenched incumbency, and flawed processes. On a more granular level, Herring shares his opinion on proposed changes to the election of superintendent of education, evaluation of teacher performance, and curricula.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Herring, William Dallas | North Carolina--Race relations | Educators--North Carolina | North Carolina--Biography | North Carolina. State Board of Education--Officials and employees | Education and state--North Carolina | Educators--North Carolina--Attitudes | Education--Political aspects--North Carolina | Teachers--Certification--North Carolina | Accreditation (Education)--North Carolina | Race relations in school management--North Carolina | Education--Curricula--North Carolina | North Carolina--Politics and government--1951- | North Carolina
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2007
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on July 30, 2008).

Interview participants: William Dallas Herring, interviewee; Jay Jenkins, interviewer.

Duration: 02:20:39.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Jennifer Joyner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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