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Memo to Wake school board: Re-segregation doesn’t bring stability

It’s one of the great ironies of the great Wake school system upheaval that the Gang of Five was elected in part as a result of parent discontent with constant student reassignments – which were of course driven by growth (which was, in turn, a byproduct of the system’s success not its commitment to diversity).

Now, of course, the Gang is wandering all over the map as it casts about wildly amongst a bevy of new plans that will bring about – you guessed it – massive student reassignments.

Of course, according to the Gang, this will be a one-time only kind of deal. Once areas of the county get neatly re-segregated, we can all stop worrying about future re-assignments (and, not coincidentally, interacting with people from anywhere other than our own little micro-district).

Or maybe not.

According to a story in today’s Charlotte O, it looks like re-segregation doesn’t necessarily bring the permanence that the Gang and its backers promised. Here’s the lead:

CMS may reshuffle 32 schools – expand, downsize or close

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders took the first step in what could become a massive reshuffling of students Tuesday, when they released a list of 32 schools that are candidates for expansion, downsizing or even closing. Staff members note the list is a starting point and could grow or shrink in coming weeks.”

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