Two takes on Wake Co. Schools on MLK day
Speaking at the annual Triangle Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Monday, Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker said the Wake School Board was “way off track.” Meeker received a standing ovation when he urged those in attendance to “stand up for what’s right” and oppose an assignment plan that favors neighborhood schools over socio-economic diversity.
By Monday afternoon, board member John Tedesco responded with an appearance on the Fox Business Network. Tedesco told host Gerri Willis that what many have called a civil rights issue was in fact a “money-saving issue.”
To hear Tedesco’s full interview with Fox, including his remarks about U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, click below: