Education consultant Michael Alves will meet at 3:30 p.m. with the state NAACP to explain how the controlled choice model could be used in Wake County.
In a media advisory this afternoon, the NAACP said it "will explore how "'controlled choice' might improve the nationally acclaimed socio-economic diversity student assignment plan." The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, has been skeptical of using it in Wake.
Alves is a proponent of using controlled choice to promote diversity, which is why critics of the new board majority have been so receptive to the idea. Supporters of the board majority also like controlled choice but aren't pushing the diversity element as much as Alves.
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