Should the Wake County school board try to lure Del Burns back to be superintendent?
In an article today in The American Independent, Ned Barnett lists reasons why Burns would be a good choice to return to the position he resigned from earlier this year. For instance, the article says having Burns back could help secure more money from Democratic county commissioners and defuse the complaints filed by the state NAACP.
The article qualifies all this by saying that Burns indicated last week he won’t reapply for his old job.
Still, is it worth the effort to try to woo Burns back?
After all, the article says the cause of Burns' resignation has largely gone away with the vote halting work on the zone plan.
"Much of that heat disappeared when board member Debra Goldman bolted from the 5-4 majority in October," according to the article. "Now, the march toward community schools has been delayed, if not derailed, for at least a year."
The article says that Goldman might be "open to adjusting the assignment policy to ensure that no schools fall below a minimum level of academic achievement." The article says "that adjustment would effectively eliminate the potential for low achieving, high poverty schools that caused Burns to resign."