Knightdale 100 is gearing up and has the promise of being a very effective organization in Eastern Wake County.
I use the term "organization" even though Shannon Hardy who moderated Tuesday's forum the group sponsored refers to it as a movement for quality education in Knightdale. The group wants to be for everyone in Knightdale, Hardy said.
Knightdale 100 has plans to hold another forum at Knightdale Town Hall Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
The group already has a presence on the web and can be followed by going to knightdale100.blogspot.com.
A striking feature of Knightdale 100 is how it started in the first place. It had its birth in PTA meetings, at neighborhood swim clubs meets, during visits with friends. If indeed a movement, it's certainly a grass roots movement.
There are 494 students assigned to attend Knightdale High School who opt to go to magnet schools in Raleigh. Scholastic Aptitude test scores and end of grade test scores at Knightdale High School lag behind others in Wake County. And it is plagued by low graduation rates.
These parents and education supporters know it doesn't have to be this way and they are out to change it.