Wake County school board member Deborah Prickett and challenger Zora Felton have differences of opinion when it comes to student assignment in the District 7 fight.
As noted in today's article by Sarah Barr, Prickett backed the elimination of socioeconomic diversity from the assignment policy and the move to the choice-based plan last school year. But Felton said the choice plan was “not well-thought-out.”
With the restoration of diversity in the policy and the move back to base assignments, Felton said assignment should be based on factors such as student achievement, program availability and proximity. Student choice is important, but policies that promote it must be carefully crafted, Felton said.