Track My Steps is hosting a public forum tonight on the state of education in Eastern Wake County.
Forum organizers say there is a "crisis in public education in eastern Wake County and that they want to "break the silence on education inequality." The forum will focus on the challenges faced by Eastern Wake students and parents in the areas of early education, student discipline, student/parent rights and resources, course selection/availability and student achievement.
"Eastern Wake residents are calling for education reform in their part of Wake County to create a better Wake County," according to the press release. "Participants will introduce a plan of action to change the perception of education in Eastern Wake."
Speakers will include state Schools Superintendent June Atkinson, Jason Langberg and Jen Richelson of Advocates for Children’s Services, East Wake Education Foundation Executive Director Linda B. Johnson and John Williams, who is Wake County school system's senior director of high school programs.
School board members Jim Martin and Chris Malone have submitted written statements.
The forum is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court in Knightdale.