Uncategorized

Great Schools in Wake group denounces unfounded attack on public schools

The good folks at GSIW are out with an excellent statement this afternoon that rightfully denounces a local right-wing pundit for his false statements about the Wake County schools. Here’s the lead:

Raleigh, NC—August 18, 2010— The Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW) and its more than 11,000 members take issue with claims made by private school supporters that our public schools are both “unpopular” and a “failure.” This false attack, repeated by a conservative pundit in a recent televised debate and endorsed by members of the School Board’s narrow majority, appears part of an orchestrated plan to discredit and undermine the award-winning Wake County Public School System.

Read the rest of the statement here.

Check Also

This week’s top stories on NC Policy Watch

Don’t get shut out — RSVP today for ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The American Bar Association (ABA) issued a scathing report Wednesday that notes U.S. Immigration co [...]

When Cecil Staton announced his resignation as chancellor of East Carolina University this week, it [...]

A "detainer" from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a request for local la [...]

Southside Ashpole Elementary School in Robeson County looks like most elementary schools in rural No [...]

Everyone’s taking a powder in the UNC system these days. Everyone, it seems, but the powerful indivi [...]

A new release from NC Child highlights the plight of many who work in early childhood education: no [...]

A new and promising push to raise North Carolina’s minimum wage gets underway today. Lawmakers and a [...]

The post Profiles in courage…and cowardice appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]