“Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy”
January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
[Excerpt taken from article written by Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post Staff Writer]
“RALEIGH, N.C. – The sprawling Wake County School District has long been a rarity. Some of its best, most diverse schools are in the poorest sections of this capital city. And its suburban schools, rather than being exclusive enclaves, include children whose parents cannot afford a house in the neighborhood.
But over the past year, a new majority-Republican school board backed by national tea party conservatives has set the district on a strikingly different course. Pledging to “say no to the social engineers!” it has abolished the policy behind one of the nation’s most celebrated integration efforts.”
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