Here's more signs that life for Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata will be bumpier under the new Democratic school board majority.
In a post today on the liberal Schools Matter blog, Jim Horn points to Cash Michaels' article in The Carolinian about the crowding at Walnut Creek Elementary. Horn essentially calls for the new majority to get rid of Tata.
"We must wonder if the new sane school board majority will allow the incompetent and callous Tata to continue demolishing the reputation of Wake County Schools," Horn writes.
Rob Schofield also doesn't have nice things to say about Tata in a post Monday on the Progressive Pulse blog about the situation at Walnut Creek.
"Thank goodness the schools will soon be in the hands of a majority that has a clue," writes Schofield of the liberal N.C. Policy Watch. "Let’s hope they make clear to the General right away who’s running the show."
Members of the new majority have said they don't intend to fire Tata, although getting rid of him is something that at least some of their supporters wouldn't mind. Tata's supporters have also contended that the new majority could make life so difficult on him that he chooses to resign.
Back to Horn's post, where he also criticizes school board vice chairman John Tedesco. Horn runs with Michaels' argument that Walnut Creek was allowed to get so overcrowded to get rid of Southeast Raleigh children from East Garner Elementary.
"You see, Tedesco's constituents at East Garner Elementary were eager to dump its poor and brown students from its rolls," Horn writes. "East Garner, with a capacity of 849 students now has 577 mostly white children whose parents are happy to follow the lead of their ethnically-cleansing rep, Little John Tedesco."
It's clear that East Garner students were reassigned to Walnut Creek. But you wouldn't call East Garner "mostly white." This year, it's enrollment is 14 percent white. Black students account for 47 percent of the enrollment.
Click here to view the precis for the Walnut Creek capping vote, which includes eight schools the school board could choose from to send the overflow students to for the rest of the school year.