Can you imagine Wake County school board member Kevin Hill as a hippie?
That's the approach in this new campaign mailer sent late last week by Civitas Action that works on the theme that Hill supports failed policies of the past. The group photoshopped an image of Hill wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt and making a peace symbol. It also shows a drawing of a VW bus.
"Just like shag carpet and leisure suits, Kevin Hill's policies were bad, and belong in the past," says the mailer from the conservative advocacy group.
The mailer lists what it calls the "Kevin Hill policy record as chairman and member of the WCPSS Board." It cites annual reassignments of more than 7,000 students a year, "children spending hours on school buses," the 54 percent graduation rate for low-income students in 2008-09, low passing rates for poor and black students and high percentage of minority students who were suspended.
"Kevin Hill supported policies that failed the most vulnerable children," the mailer says. "He supports more busing and Wacky Wednesdays. — Bad for schools and families."
The mailer also says "tell Kevin Hill we can't afford his policies of the past."