Wake County Board of Education

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    Wake school board should intervene in lawsuit against critic

    WTVD has the details of the lawsuit against MVP curriculum critic Blain Dillard, A parent whose child goes to a high school in the Wake County Public School System has been sued after criticizing the math curriculum used in the district. Utah-based “Mathematics Vision Project” or “MVP,” filed a lawsuit…
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2019
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    Wake County getting back into the diversity game

    The Wake County school board is considering using assignment policies and other initiatives to address resegregation in the school system. For years, the members of the school board have refused to return to the strategy of assigning students to create “healthy schools,” that is, schools that do not exceed a…
    Terry Stoops, July 17, 2019
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    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)  …
    Terry Stoops, October 15, 2014
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    Anyone heard from AdvancED?

    In 2010, accrediting group AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, initiated a review of Wake County Board of Education policies.  The NC chapter of the NAACP complained that the center-right board majority wanted to resegregate Wake County’s public schools, which was enough to prompt…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2013
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    Career administrators are not “career educators”

    Protip for the Triangle media: Wake County’s new superintendent, Jim Merrill, is a career administrator, not a career educator.  An educator provides instruction.  An administrator manages the enterprise that allows instruction to occur. Yes, he was a teacher before he became an administrator, presumably in 1984, but since then, he’s…
    Terry Stoops, June 19, 2013
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    Martin: Grades good for kids, not for schools

    The News & Observer reports that the Democratic majority on the Wake County Board of Education does not like a number of the education reforms passed by the General Assembly last year.  For example, the Excellent Public Schools Act directs the NC Department of Public Instruction to assign…
    Terry Stoops, January 11, 2013
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, November 29, 2012
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    Wake County back in the spotlight

    Tony Tata on the front page of the latest issue of Education Week. From the article, “Superintendent Fired in Wake County, N.C.,” The school board said Mr. Tata’s dismissal was not politically motivated, despite a vote that fell along party lines, with Democratic members leading the call for…
    Terry Stoops, October 5, 2012