The Friends of Wake County will likely have some bad news to try to counter just days before the Oct. 8 school bond referendum.
On Oct. 3, the state Board of Education will release the new statewide test results based on the common core curriculum. Scores are expected to be much lower than they were last year under the ABCs program.
The Wake County school system, like everyone else, will take a hit under the new exams. While school leaders and bond supporters will try to explain the reasons for the decline, don't be surprised if bond opponents point to the results.