Top of the Morning

Top of the morning

Here’s my nominee for column of the weekend, the N&O’s Steve Ford about the Gang of Five now ruining the Wake County School system.

Thanks to the narrow agenda of a slim majority of board members who haven’t taken seriously their responsibility to the whole county, big and troubling changes are under way in a school system that has been seen as one of the nation’s best. The board bosses might not want to hear it, but down the road they won’t be able to say nobody told them. If they care.

They don’t care of course. It is a partisan, ideological crusade not simply a change in direction.

One Comment


  1. Joe Ciulla

    May 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I declare this piece ineligible for “column of the weekend” because Steve Ford has been printing it for over a year. Poor Steve just doesn’t get it. The “evidence” being ignored is the current state of our school system, and it is he that is doing the ignoring. Idealogue? Look in the mirror, Steve.

Check Also

Anthony Scaramucci thought HB2 was “shameful”

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, was ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

An ex-North Carolina lawmaker received financial benefits for his work with a nonprofit that stands [...]

When Cherise Fanno Burdeen talks about the U.S. justice system, she’s speaking from more than 20 yea [...]

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school English teacher in a D [...]

The Cape Fear River is damaged, contaminated by decades of human malfeasance, negligence and ignoran [...]

Imagine your life if your boss could arbitrarily—and legally—take away chunks of your paycheck after [...]

It’s been almost three years since state legislative leaders hired longtime conservative politician [...]

The post Snail mail appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

America is often touted as a nation of laws, and not of men. But it seems that today some lawmakers [...]

Now hiring

NC Policy Watch is now hiring a Managing Editor – click here for more info.