Wake School Board Ends Diversity Policy

The Wake County School Board voted down a busing policy designed to increase classroom diversity.

The Wake County school board voted 5-4 on Tuesday to move away from the policy of assigning students to schools based on their socio-economic backgrounds.

The decade-old policy sometimes required busing students from distant communities to improve diversity.

At a March meeting where school board members voted 5-4 to scrap the policy, protesters said they were afraid the decision would result in more segregated schools. Three demonstrators were arrested.

State NAACP president William Barber says the vote is a move toward school resegregation.

Others were in favor of ending the forced busing policy.

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