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Pro-diversity forces mobilizing to save Wake County schools

The ultimate outcome of the Wake County School Board elections are not totally clear yet — one more runoff vote will happen next Tuesday — but whatever happens, forces opposed to the re-segregationist crowd are beginning to organize in earnest. This Friday evening, NAACP activists will be holding a march and rally in Raleigh. Activists will gather at Moore Square Museums Magnet Middle School at 6:30 and then march to Martin Street Baptist Church (1001 E. Martin St.) where the NAACP will hold a meeting at 7pm. For more information, call 1-866-NCNAACP or 919-682-4700.

Indications are that this is just the beginning of a sustained effort to push back against any efforts to wreck the county’s nationally recognized and celebrated system.

 

2 Comments


  1. IBXer

    October 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    This is an issue of choice. Most people purchasing a new home are greatly affected by the schools in their area. People want to choose a home based on choosing to send their kids to a good school.

    The pro-busing groups are anti-choice.

  2. Observer

    October 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Why would you object to changes in a system that has maintained minority achievement level at about 30 to 35% lower than that of white and non free and reduced lunch students? Wake has been celebrated nationally for busing to prevent high poverty schools. But the dirty little secret has been that they have not been serving the needs of the very students the policy was supposed to help.

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