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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by NC Justice Center and NC_Policy_Watch. NC_Policy_Watch said: Top of the morning: Stephen Colbert and the “disintegration” of the Wake County Schools. http://t.co/trUzB6j […]

  2. Rob Schofield

    January 19, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Simply brilliant. 13 months of inasanity distilled down to four-plus minutes.

  3. AdamL

    January 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

    The school board has now officially turned Wake County’s education system into a national joke.

  4. Anne

    January 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Brilliant! Amazing! Hilarious! Wonderful! Stephen Colbert is my hero!

  5. Cyndi

    January 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Can we recruit Stephen Colbert to be our next superintendent?

  6. William Murrat

    January 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It’s obvious this material was spoon-fed to the show by the diversity group in Wake County. This only reinforces what I’ve thought for many months- it has nothing at all to do with the kids, but is simply a political battle to control the school system. The education ” establishment” resents being tossed out, and will do anything to regain their footing. I have never seen such a concerted effort to discredit and harass a governing body in my life whether it hurts the kids or not. This group has willfully tried to bring the system down and create mass confusion regardless of the impact on kids, and they have called in every political trick in the basket in an attempt to regain their power.It’s all about the politics.

  7. WakeCoResident

    January 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This is despicable. Cobert is the joke here (as usual). John Tedesco wants a quality education for ALL kids and sitting a poor kid next to a rich kid does not guarantee that. If the 11 year system is so great, why are the kids of Wake schools failing?

    What Tedesco said is just the plain truth. It is diluting the problem not solving the problem. When we return to neighborhood schools (and we will), troubled schools will be targeted for improvement. Kids will get resources to help them get the education they deserve and parental involvement will be easier on the parents.

    Schools cannot educate children without parental involvement. If the good Rev wants to help, he should be focused on moving this program forward and making sure it is successful for the kids. His grandstanding and race baiting is counter productive.

  8. […] Bev Perdue says she was “unhappy” when she saw  the recent spoof on the “disintegration” of Wake County Schools by Comedy Central’s Stephen […]

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