The Raleigh City Council unanimously passed today the resolution that criticizes the Wake County school board's ending of the socioeconomic diversity policy.
The council members agreed to the resolution that expresses "concern over any attempt to resegregate Wake’s public schools by either race or socioeconomic status.” County commissioners had approved it Monday by a 4-3 vote with all four Democrats in support.
“We need to do anything in our power to stop the school board,” Mayor Charles Meeker said at today's council meeting.
Meeker's wife Anne McLaurin serves on the school board and was in the minority on the board who opposed the move to neighborhood schools.
The six Democrats on the Raleigh City Council were joined by Republican John Odom and Bonner Gaylord, who is unaffiliated.
Odom said he backed the resolution because he wants to ensure that schools in Raleigh are diverse.