Mr. Pritchett is a prominent Windsor attorney who has been active in public affairs some sixty years. He served in the N.C. Senate (1931-1932) and the House (1941-1943); was a member of the Council State Bar (1941-1945), the N.C. Recodification Commission (1940-1942), the board of trustees of U.N.C. (1941-1949), The state Board of Higher Education (1965-1973), and the State Board of Education (1945-1982); and has served as a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (1968-1982). He was vice chairman of the State Board of Education (1956-1982) and mayor of Windsor (1924-1960, 1937-1941).
In these interviews Mr. Pritchett reflects upon his entire career with particular attention to his years on the State Board of Education. He examines the background and structure of the board, teacher education and certification, the state kindergarten system, compulsary school attendance, the birth and development of the community college system, school consolidation, the Brown vs. Board decision, the Pearsall Plan, the establishment of the public school insurance fund, and other aspects of educational developments in N.C.
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