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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  • by Dave Location: Wilson on May 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM
    Finally some common sense. The liberals have some idea that race is the only "diversity" that exist. The economic status was just their code words so they could bypass current Federal law. How much sense did it make to send next door neighbors, 1 whose parents made $250,000 a year and 1 whose parents make $110,000 a year to different schools? Leave it to the naacp to think this was smart.
  • by Dustin on May 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    Next, MORE BUDGET CUTS!!!!!!!!! YES..
  • by dean Location: leggett on May 18, 2010 at 09:25 PM
    I tip my hat to Wake Co. school board,way to go.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 18, 2010 at 08:40 PM
    There is absolutely ZERO evidence that diversity in a school or classroom has any positive affect on the majority of children! Statements about diversity being a strength, diverisity being a positive force in education or life, etc are just baseless propaganda used by the government and the left wing mass media to promote their misguided social agenda. This is a positive development and a reversal from nonsense that never should have been tried to begin with.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Wow! You mean a government run agency finally made a "right" decision? Well, knock me over with a feather!
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