The Wake County school system has made it into the N.C. Public School Forum's "Ten To Watch 2010" issues list.
As the Forum somewhat melodramatically puts it, "The Future of Wake County Schools Will Be Watched By People Around the Nation." You get the impression from the article that the group isn't thrilled with the direction that the new school board majority could take.
"The question for 2010 is whether Wake’s magnet program, considered one of the best in the nation, will be dismantled in favor of a return to neighborhood schools," according to the last week's issue of The Friday Report, the forum's weekly newsletter. "With that is whether the Wake system will do what was done when Charlotte returned to neighborhood schools and created inner-city schools that Judge Manning charged were creating “educational genocide.”
John Dornan, the president and executive director of the Public School Forum, praised the Wake school system at a May forum sponsored by WakeUP Wake County. Dornan also gave money to Wake County Commissioner Stan Norwalk in his 2008 campaign.