The conservative Wake Community Network is going two years in the past to attack Wake County school board member Kevin Hill's re-election bid.
In Tuesday's Daily Journal, Joey Stansbury points back to how Hill had made a big deal in 2009 about the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) giving Wake an award for its diversity efforts.
"They say a picture is worth 1000 words," Stansbury writes. "In this case a picture is worth thousands of reaassigned (sic) children. In this photo, Kevin Hill presents the National School Boards Association Council of Urban Boards of Education's Award to the Wake County Board of Education."
Hill had taken the unusual step for a board chairman in surrendering the gavel so he could speak to the board from the speakers' podium. Hill described accepting the award as "one of the proudest moments in my long career with the Wake County Public School System."
Hill's speech occurred a few weeks after the 2009 school board elections.
The board majority dropped out of CUBE and the National School Boards Association at the same time it left the N.C. School Boards Association. The board chose not to rejoin the national groups when it rejoined NCSBA.
The post from Stansbury is part of the ongoing campaign to charge that a Hill victory over Heather Losurdo will lead to some revamped form of the old diversity policy.