Wake County school board candidate Mary Ann Weathers is warning about the risks of becoming "an apartheid school system" and accusing the school board majority of lying to the public.
In an interview Monday on The Rick & Donna Martinez Show on WPTF, Weathers accused the Republican board majority of listening to special interests while saying education wasn't harmed when the Democrats were in the majority. She also used the harsh imagery of apartheid, the former system of legal racial segregation used in South Africa.
"We are 51 percent minority student population so the minority students have become the majority and we are at risk of becoming an apartheid school system if we don't take action now because there are groups that would neglect those students," Weathers said. "The bottom line is that if we don't take care of educating those students now we may wind up with an increasing prison population or an increasing welfare population."