It looks like school board member Ron Margiotta was not happy about President Obama's speech to the students today.
ABC 11 is reporting that Margiotta tried to get his colleagues to vote today on whether they supported showing Obama's speech in the classroom. While conservatives have called today's natonwide speech a political attempt to indoctrinate children, Obama's supporters point out that Presidents Reagan and Bush also spoke directly to students.
Wake left it up to individual principals whether to air the speech to students. Parents were allowed to opt out and have their children perform an "appropriate alternative educational activity."
Click here for today's article by Lynn Bonner and Thomas Goldsmith about how Triangle schools handled the speech.