The timing could have been better, but Wake County school board member John Tedesco officially announced today that he's running for state superintendent of public instruction.
In his press release, Tedesco cited issues such as the state’s high suspension rate and poor test scores for minority students in his announcement.
“Our children can no longer wait as a failed education system robs them of the promise of tomorrow with each passing day,” Tedesco said in his announcement.
Tedesco's press release is overshadowed by the other news days of the day. First you had AdvancED releasing its report on the school system.
Two, Gov. Bev Perdue's announced that she's not running for re-election.
But Tedesco couldn't delay making the announcement today. Tedesco had announced last week that he would make a decision by today.