The Economist is offering a sneak peak at its story on this week's Wake County school board vote on the community schools resolution.
In a blog post today, the correspondent writing the story notes the low turnout at last fall's school board election. Critics of the new board majority complain that turnout was low while supporters say far more votes were cast than in prior board elections.
"During the board meeting one citizen (a supporter of ending the busing policy) stood up to remind the crowd (which seemed heavily in favour of retaining the current programme) that elections matter," according to the blog post. "Angry citizens of Wake County seem to be finding that out at their cost, four months too late."
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