I thought I'd wrap up the week with various perspectives from the right and left on the AdvancED accreditation report on the Wake County school system.
"The bottom-line is Wake County schools remain accredited, albeit with an 'accreditation warning” status,'" writes Bob Luebke in a Thursday blog post for the conservative Civitas Institute. "The allegations of those who filed claims were insufficient to revoke that status. Hopefully this episode will conclude in November when AdvancED officials return to WCPSS and issue a report."
"Advance Ed issued its long-awaited report yesterday that focused on wholesale policy changes aimed at re-segregating Wake County Schools," writes Jim Horn in a Thursday post on Schools Matter. "The Tea Party's Gang of Five school board majority did not fare well in a report."
"Have you read the AdvancED accreditation report on the Wake County School Board yet?" writes Cash Michaels, editor of The Carolinian, in a Wednesday blog post. "Do you have your DVD copy of 'Titanic' handy? Same disaster, less water. This thing literally rakes the conservatives on the board as a bunch of know-nothing political amateurs who are destroying one of the nation's best public school systems with all deliberate speed."
"Whew, the AdvancED team didn't think much of the 'governance' provided — since Dec. 2009 — by the Wake school board majority," writes Bob Geary in a Wednesday blog post for the liberal Independent weekly. "It is absolutely blistering, especially regarding Chairman Ron Margiotta and his sidekick John Tedesco, on the subject of how the board majority abused the student assignment process."