You can add Newsweek to the list of national publications that's putting an unfavorable light on the Wake County school board' majority's efforts to end the diversity policy.
In an item that will appear in the March 29 issue of Newsweek, Tony Dokoupil suggests that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan take a closer look at the claims of resegregation going on in North Carolina's public schools. He notes Wake along with the state NAACP complaint against Wayne County's schools and the increase in 90 percent poverty schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg since the district ended race-based busing.
"And last month in Wake County, a newly elected school board voted to end an income-based diversity program that has been copied across the country," Dokoupil writes.
Dokoupil quotes Mark Dorosin, a senior attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, who says he thinks "it's intentional race discrimination."
Dorosin has been highly critical of the new Wake school board majority. He was one of the speakers at a January forum called by the state NAACP. He also apparently authored a Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children press release that bashed the board.