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Here is some reading for the new members of the Wake County Board of Education who ignored the democratic process in their first meeting this week in their rush to dismantle the economic diversity policy used in student assignment.
The Washington Monthly features the Wake County schools in its October issue in a review of book by Syracuse professor Gerald Grant, who compares the schools in Wake County with the ones in Syracuse.
The choice between Raleigh and Syracuse is the choice between hope and despair, the choice between one America and two Americas.
Grant came to Raleigh this summer to sign copies of his book. The review was written by education scholar Richard Kahlenburg, who also came to Raleigh earlier this year to talk about the diversity policy. Here is the subheadline above the review in the magazine.
Economic integration may be the key to fixing America’s schools, but Washington is scared to even talk about it.
The new majority on the Wake County Board of Education is doing more than talk about it. It’s trying to end it and set the county back 50 years by resegregating the schools.