At Friday's press conference announcing the complaint filed against Wake, NAACP attorney Al McSurely said "[Margiotta] doesn't even have a college degree" and added that "they've got clowns running this school board." In a press release today, the conservative AFP notes that 74 percent of adults in North Carolina do not have a college degree.
"Does this represent a policy statement from the NAACP that 74 percent of North Carolina citizens are not qualified to run and serve on their local school board?” said state AFP director Dallas Woodhouse in the press release.
"From the statement by NAACP Attorney Al McSurely, it appears the organization believes that no non-degree holders should offer their service to local school boards," Woodhouse adds. "Will the NAACP ask the General Assembly to make this the new law of the land? This would represent an enormous step backwards for millions of citizens across North Carolina of all backgrounds."
Woodhouse says the NAACP should show "more respect from people from different backgrounds and experiences is in order."
McSurely's criticism isn't just limited to the NAACP. Several posters have also took shots at Margiotta, both here on the blog and on the main N&O site, for not having a college degree.