The decision to effectively oust Del Burns as Wake County superintendent by putting him on administrative leave is likely to raise the temperature even more.
As noted in today's article, critics of the new school board majority are in an uproar over the decision to put Burns on the sidelines through June 30. On the other hand, supporters of the new board are happy with the move.
"I'm sorry it's come to this," said Yevonne Brannon, chairwoman of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition, which had urged that Burns be allowed to stay on through June 30. "In a very short time, the new board majority have turned the county upside down."