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Watch Margiotta’s flip flop on high-poverty schools

What a difference three weeks makes if you are Wake School Board Chair Ron Margiotta.  In his prepared remarks before the July 20th school board meeting Margiotta said,

This board does not intend to create high-poverty, low performing schools…

Sounds pretty clear. And he even repeated it for emphasis. Then at the August 10 meeting just three weeks later, as parent Susan Evans reminded him that he had said publicly he won’t create high poverty schools, Margiotta whispers into his open mike,

I never said that.

Watch for yourself and listen carefully for Margiotta’s whispered denial of his own words just three weeks earlier.

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  1. The Progressive Pulse – Failure to Plan

    August 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

    [...] It looks very much like what no one will get what they want. The board majority has made unsustainable promises. It cannot create the neighborhood schools it promised because the zones will be unworkable. There will be schools that will be overcapacity if every parent sends their child or children to schools in their neighborhoods. Some children will have to be bused passed their neighborhood school to another school. It will also fail to fulfill Board Chair Ron Margiotta’s promise about not intending to create hig…. [...]