The Wake County Democratic Party is looking ahead to this fall's school board elections while noting Wednesday's anniversary of the move away from the old diversity policy.
In a press release Wednesday, the Wake Democrats said that day was "the first anniversary of the Wake County School Board's historic vote to take this community down a path toward high poverty and high cost schools." It was on March 23, 2010 that the school board majority passed the community-schools directive.
Much of the press release focuses on the release last week of the AdvancED report, which the Democrats say "validates" the critics of the GOP board majority. The release also notes how the school board has been panned by former President Bill Clinton, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and television satirist Stephen Colbert.