It doesn't look like our British neighbors have been keeping up with the recent school board election results.
In a column in today's Independent, a British tabloid, liberal political writer Johann Hari urges England's schools to adopt Wake's socioeconomic diversity policy. He's basing it off Gerald Grant's book "Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh."
Some of the statements in the column are a bit of an exaggeration. For instance, Hari writes that after the adoption of the diversity policy, "within a decade, Raleigh went from one of the worst-performing districts in America to one of the best."
"Today, 94 per cent of parents in Raleigh say they are happy with their child's education," Hari writes. "School boards supporting this integration keep getting re-elected."
Hari isn't some no-name journalist. His columns are widely read in England and Europe. He also writes for the Huffington Post.