You might want to pencil into your schedule what could be an interesting discussion on Tuesday about the Wake County school diversity controversy.
The John Locke Foundation and the Campbell Law School Federalist Society have invited two nationally known speakers for a lunchtime discussion on "Neighborhood Schools, Diversity, and the Wake County Controversy." It's at 11:45 a.m. at Campbell University Law School, 225 Hillsborough St. in downtown Raleigh.
One of the speakers is pretty well known in Wake. Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the progressive Century Foundation, will presumably be making his pitch for socioeconomic integration of schools.
Thernstrom submitted an amicus brief in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle, challenging the constitutionality of Seattle's racial balancing plan. That's the U.S. Supreme Court case that in 2007 led to restrictions on the use of race in student assignment.
Tuesday's event is free and open to the public. But you are asked to register in advance.