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Breakfast with congressmen

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The school board will chat with the county's congressional delegation during a breakfast meeting today.

Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the school board, said that U.S. Reps. Bob Etheridge, Brad Miller and David Price have all agreed to attend. You can expect discussion about No Child Left Behind and federal education funding.

Don't look for U.S. Senators Richard Burr or Elizabeth Dole to be there as they didn't get invites. It's doubtful they would have been able to come anyway due to the GOP Convention this week.

Today's meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.


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I wonder how much "funding"

I wonder how much "funding" they sucked out of the budget to feed everyone??


Too bad ED couldn't make the meeting, or been invited, cause she could've seen first hand the Erectile Dysfunction we have going on at the beloved BoE of Wake County.

Where education, is a thing of the past!

Dole is skipping the

Dole is skipping the convention, for what it's worth, so she could have been invited.

Blind meeting with the blind.

Alternative view points need not apply.....


How very interesting to schedule this circuit of onanism when Dole or Burr can't attend. Yep, a non-partisan crowd... sure...

Agenda item one: how to sucker voters into confusing spending more money with improving education.
Item two: confusing union interests with improving education.
Item three: formulating vapid sound bytes for following media reception.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.