Will the election of a new Wake school board majority that opposes the current diversity policy help Durham?
That's the viewpoint articulated Wednesday on the Bull City Rising blog by Kevin Davis. His take on the election results is that neighborhood schools will make western Wake even wealthier, which in turn will make Research Triangle Park even more relevant.
"Of course, I think Wake's kids will be the real losers in all this," Davis writes. "All of which means I won't take any pleasure in Durham's gains coming at their likely pains."
Davis also writes that scrapping the diversity policy will cause eastern Wake to "deteriorate" as test scores drop and the percentage of low-income students rise. He says people moving into the area will identify eastern Wake as the "bad" part of the county. He says people will move elsewhere, with Johnston County"the likely big winner there."
Davis is a supporter of Wake's diversity policy, which he calls "historic, and largely successful."