State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson is raising her concerns about the Wake County school board majority dropping the socioeconomic diversity.
Atkinson was interviewed by Chris Fitzsimon, executive director of the liberal N.C. Policy Watch, for this weekend's broadcast of "News and Views." According to N.C. Policy Watch's Progressive Pulse blog, Atkinson says it’s essential students experience diversity for themselves, rather than learning to base their opinions on what they see on television.
"I am hopeful that the current local Board of Education will see how important it is for students to be in schools where there is diversity and where we do not put all of our children who have problems, who struggle to know where the next meal is coming from, in one school," Atkinson said.
Atkinson, a Democrat, asks "why will people not come together to do that which is in the best interest of all children who live in Wake County?"