Chris Fitzsimon's latest attack on the Wake County school board majority focuses on complaints about the new community assignment zones being drawn up.
In a column today, Fitzsimon, executive director of the liberal N.C. Policy Watch, points to a North Raleigh grandfather who was quoted in Monday's N&O about people not wanting students being brought in who might be perceived "to be lesser into my school."
Fitzsimon writes that the "the lessers will be concentrated in their own schools if (school board member John) Tedesco and Margiotta get their way." Fitzsimon goes on to note how Margiotta has said he'd support breaking Wake up into smaller districts.
"That would keep the "lessers" even further away, out of sight, out of mind and out of the area of legal responsibility," Fitzsimon said. "Let them take care of themselves."
Fitzsimon also again points to how 94.5 percent of parents in the district's calendar survey said they're satisfied with their child's school.
"It is a safe bet that more than 5.5 percent of students will be shuffled around under whatever scheme Tedesco and his fellow Gang of Fivers eventually settle on," Fitzsimon writes.