Stories about the fallout from the recent Wake County school board elections continue, but many of them are leaving out vital pieces of information about the new board members.
A Sunday N&O story quoted parents worried that the new majority on the school board will end magnet schools as part of their promise to dismantle the system’s policy of using economic diversity in student assignment plans.
The four new members elected to the board are mostly dismissing claims that magnet schools will end under their reign. But the new candidates are expected to support current board member Ron Margiotta for board chair.
Margiotta not only shares their misguided opposition to the diversity policy in school assignment, he tried earlier this year to convince the board to abolish magnet schools in the county.
That seems like a relevant fact for the stories about the new direction of the board. Isn’t it time for a closer look at the man who is likely to head the board of the state’s largest school system for the next two years?