Like Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, Gov. Bev. Perdue used today's Capitol Broadcasting MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast to take some shots at the Wake County school board.
Perdue's criticism of the school board and the elimination of the diversity policy was a bit more veiled than the remarks made by Meeker. But she clearly conveyed to the audience that she wasn't happy with what was happening in the Wake school system.
"I have never heard a tribute to Martin Luther King on any day anywhere in North Carolina or America where somebody didn't say during their talk, 'His work is not done,'" Perdue said. "And if you live in Wake County, his work is not done."
Much of her talk was on the importance of education in America.
“Education is the thing that America promises for all of us, even in Wake County," Perdue said as she emphasized the word even. "Education is synonymous with equality. Education was what Dr. King understood would be the fundamental promise of opportunity."
Like Meeker, Perdue has criticized the changes going on in Wake County since the board majority took office in December 2009.