The Wake County school system isn't the only one who will soon be facing protests and civil disobedience from the state NAACP.
As noted in today's Charlotte Observer, the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, is calling for direct action to protest the proposed closure of several schools in minority neighborhoods in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. CMS is considering closing eight schools to save money and boost student achievement.
In language similar to what he's used in Wake, Barber says Charlotte school leaders are promoting resegregation with the district's return to neighborhood schools and the closures.
Barber also said that a CMS teacher who was arrested after refusing to leave the meeting chamber last week broke the law to protest a greater violation.
Two people were arrested at last week's CMS school board meeting, including the local head of the NAACP. Official involvement from the state NAACP could result in the large number of arrests that have taken place at Wake school board meetings.
Several speakers at Saturday's Great Schools in Wake Coalition forum brought up the tumult caused by the CMS school closures to warn that could happen to Wake down the road under neighborhood schools.