The deal to house the Wake County school system's two new single-sex leadership academies at William Peace University fell apart in a matter of days this week.
As noted in today's article, the turning point came during Tuesday's school board meeting. The lobbying from Peace alumnae and students against the deal culminated in a lengthy closed-session board discussion that resulted in new questions for Peace that the university decided not to answer.
Peace's response was the terse statement saying it was walking away "due to the division and controversy on the Wake County Public School System board."
SEE UPDATE AT END OF POST WITH STATEMENT ISSUED TODAY BY THE PEACE ALUMNAE WHO OPPOSED PLACING THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES ON CAMPUS