The X-factor in the year ahead is the role that Wake County school board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman will play in the major decisions facing the district.
As noted in Sunday's article, Goldman's former board allies want to pick up seats in the board elections so they won't need her vote. School board member Chris Malone said that Goldman's recent votes on student assignment have created “unpredictability” on the school board.
“We’re having to deal with unpredictability now," Malone said. "It’s the reality we have to live with. We’re going to work as best we can and work for all parents and families.”