Don’t excuse the organizations

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership may have hosted a secret meeting between assignment guru Michael Alves and Democratic members of the Wake County school board.  The News & Observer gave a rather grandmotherly reproach to the Democratic attendees in an editorial yesterday, but missing was any mention of the organizations that sponsored, or at least knew about, the secret meeting.

Why should the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership get a pass?  If you excuse the enablers, you excuse the behavior.

So, I am calling on Harvey Schmitt of the GRCC and Steve Parrott of the WEP to issue a joint apology to the taxpayers of Wake County.  We’re waiting.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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