The New York Times is coming to Raleigh to follow the fight over the diversity policy and the saga over Wake County Schools Superintendent Del Burns' resignation.
A Times reporter is supposed to be at today's special closed-session school board meeting on Burns and tomorrow's policy committee discussion on changes to the student assignment policy. The next few days could provide plenty of fodder.
Wake's national recognition for the diversity policy and the melodrama surrounding Burns' resignation has made the national media attention inevitable.
Back in January, Matthew Brown had warned at a school board meeting that the New York Times would be coming. He had said that it would soon lead to other national coverage of Wake.
Brown, who has represented the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children at some media events, had urged the school board majority to slow down or risk becoming "known nationally as the new face of segregation in America."