The question of whether to build new schools in Southeast Raleigh is becoming a political issue that could have a major impact on Wake County's magnet school program.
As noted in today's article, school board member John Tedesco wants additional schools in Southeast Raleigh to accommodate the return of neighborhood kids and to leave open seats at area magnet schools. A News & Observer analysis shows 5,244 Southeast Raleigh kids now live at addresses bused for diversity.
But school board member Keith Sutton and some of the other leadership of Southeast Raleigh aren't so thrilled with getting new schools. They're worried that the new schools won't provide a good quality education.