Tag Archives: student assignment

Wake school assignments: N&O fantasy vs. parents’ reality

Fantasy: Wake schools leaders listen well on reassignments (Editorial, News & Observer, October 12, 2014) Reality: Angry parents confront Wake County School Board over latest school assignment plan (Fred Shropshire, ABC 11, October 15, 2014)  

Public Schooling Battle Map

The Public Schooling Battle Map is an interactive resource developed by the Cato Institute.  The map identifies nine categories of public school conflict, ranging from curriculum to moral values. In North Carolina, for example, Cato categorizes the Wake County student assignment controversy as a “racial/ethnic diversity” conflict.  Cato cites conflicts in other North Carolina districts,Continue Reading

So much for open-mindedness, respect

Before Editors, News & Observer: “Our endorsements: What’s at stake in Wake’s school election,” September 30, 2011 [Susan] Evans goes right to the heart of the decision that voters in these five school board districts will make. Her grasp of what’s at stake – together with her pledge to operate in an open-minded, respectful mannerContinue Reading

Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education jointly released the new, moreContinue Reading

Neighborhood trick-or-treating?

Dear Progressives, It is not too early to begin formulating an assignment plan for Halloween 2012.  I am sure that you dislike the fact that families stayed in their neighborhoods to collect candy.  Isn’t it time to bus kids to different neighborhoods to go trick-or-treating?  Let’s reduce candy inequality and promote costume diversity together! ByContinue Reading

Wake County school assignment website

Next year, the Stoops family will send two boys to a Wake County elementary school.  (This is fair warning, elementary teachers.)  So, I checked out the Wake County Student Assignment Plan website to get a list of our options.  My address was the only information required. From Node 4750 in southern Wake County, we wereContinue Reading

GSIW: “Blue” plan may prompt another OCR complaint

Yesterday, Yevonne Brannon, Chair of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW), circulated talking points about the “blue” and “green” student assignment plans presented to the public by Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata and his staff.  Great Schools in Wake has been a stalwart proponent of Wake County’s busing policy.  Members of the group seemContinue Reading