Americans for Prosperity is joining the call in urging supporters of the new Wake County school board majority to speak out at Tuesday's board meeting
In an e-mail message, AFP asks people to speak out on the community-based school assignment resolution. Similar calls have been made by the Wake County Republican Party and the Wake Schools Community Alliance/John Tedesco.
Here's the message from Dallas Woodhouse, state director of the conservative group, minus the portion that talks about Tuesday's Raleigh City Council meeting:
Wake County Schools
Tuesday, the Wake County School Board is set to vote on switching from the current forced busing policy to the policy of neighborhood schools through "Community Based Assignments."
Americans for Prosperity has long supported ending the expensive, divisive and infective forced busing policy and replacing it with a neighborhood schools approach that builds a sense of community. In October the voters sent a clear signal that children should no longer be forced to rise before dawn, stand at the school bus stop in the dark and then ride a school bus across Wake County for one hour in the name of a failed policy.
I urge you to click here to contact members of the Wake School Board and ask them to support the Wake School Board Directive for the establishment of Community Based Assignments
I also urge you to attend the next school board meeting, which will be held Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at the Wake County Public School System building, 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. The Meeting begins at 3pm but I suggest you arrive by 1:30. I also urge you to consider signing up and speaking in favor of "Community Based Assignments."