The Wake Schools Community Alliance has weighed in with campaign mailers for all for its endorsed school board candidates.
Each mailer mentions that only 54 percent of Wake's low-income students are graduating from high school and that the district didn't make Adequate Yearly progress under No Child Left Behind in 2008-09. (Wake is one of the state's 60 districts that are in school improvement status for not meeting NCLB for at least two years in a row.)
But most of the mailers also mention material specific to that individual district.
The District 1 mailer says only two of the 19 elementary and middle schools in that district performed above the county average on the state end-of-grade tests.
The District 2 mailer says only two of the 18 elementary and middle schools in that district performed above the county average on the state end-of-grade tests.
(Both District 1 and District 2 have a large chunk of the district's high poverty schools.)
The District 7 mailer talks about the cost of converting Leesville Road Middle School to a year-round calendar and the negative impact of reassignment on PTAs.
The District 7 mailer also found a way to get around how Karen Simon and not Deborah Prickett was endorsed by Wake NCAE. The mailer says that Prickett was "endorsed by all major parent and citizen advocacy groups."
Of the mailers, the one in District 9 is least specific to that district. It talks about the decline in graduation rates. But the rest is stuff that can be found in the other fliers.
Click here for the District 1 mailer.
Click here for the District 2 mailer.
Click here for the District 7 mailer.
Click here for the District 9 mailer.