Supporters of neighborhood schools are not wanted on the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children's listserv.
Calla Wright, the coalition's president, acknowledged that she recently "banned" from the listserv known supporters of neighborhood schools. This includes people from groups such as Wake CARES and the Wake Schools Community Alliance.
Wright said support for neighborhood schools goes against the diversity policy and providing educational opportunities for all children.
"I felt all the members on the list should be pro-educational opportunities for all children and not pro-neighborhood schools," Wright said.
Among the people who were kicked off the listserv were Kristen Stocking, founder of the Wake Schools Community Alliance.
Stocking had been removed soon after she had contacted another person on the listserv who had posted concerns about high suspension rates at some schools.
Wright said Stocking wasn't specifically emoved because of the message she sent. But Wright did say "I don't feel [Stocking] had the interests of black children at heart."
The leadership of the CCCAAC has repeatedly argued that going to a system of neighborhood schools will result in resegregation.
Stocking said it's unfortunate she was removed from the listserv. She said she had joined in order to have conversations with other parents about how to help at-risk students.
Stocking said it's "very hypocritical" to push away help being offered by parents.