Wake County school board member Debra Goldman is taking heat for not seconding the motion today to recommend to the full board the changes in the student assignment policy.
In a press release today, Dallas Woodhouse, state director of Americans for Prosperity, said he's beginning to have doubts about Goldman. He's accusing her of not following up on her campaign promises.
If Goldman had seconded and then voted for the motion, the full board might have been able to vote on the changes as soon as next week. The proposed changes to Policy 6200 would eliminate all references to diversity while making neighborhood schools a priority.
"We have seen this nightmare before, where new school board members do not vote to do what they said they were going to do in their campaigns," Woodhouse says in the press release.
Woodhouse also speculates that Goldman is the reason that Superintendent Del Burns wasn't removed from his position on Tuesday night.
Woodhouse is encouraging people in Goldman's district to contact her to voice their concerns.
Goldman said at today's policy committee meeting that she disagrees with the current policy. But she said she won't support the proposed policy revision rigiht now because there needs to be more discussion first.