Bob Luebke is joining those who've criticized Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker's call for Wake County mayors to form a committee to review the developing student assignment plan.
In a blog post today, Luebke of the conservative Civitas Institute disputes Meeker's statement that the goal is to form an "objective group." Luebke questions how objective the group will be considering that Meeker and his wife, school board member Anne McLaurin, are both supporters of the old diversity policy.
Luebke targets Meeker's goal to have people with legal experience review whether the plan "complies with state statutory and constitutional standards."
"Someone needs to tell the Mayor the Wake County School Board retains legal counsel to ensure board policies are consistent with existing law," Luebke writes. "Isn’t it the responsibility of the school board, with input from the public, to assess the pros and cons of existing plans and to develop needed changes? Sounds like Meeker has problem with the democratic process."