Meeker: We must stop the school board

Posted April 20, 2010
Updated April 23, 2010

— The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon in favor of a resolution outlining arguments against re-segregation of schools in Wake County.

The council followed the Wake County Board of Commissioners in adopting the resolution, which stands in opposition to recent actions by the Board of Education.

"We need to do anything in our power to stop the school board," Mayor Charles Meeker told the council.

Meanwhile, the school board majority voted again Tuesday in favor of a resolution restating its commitment to voluntary desegregation of schools.

The board wants to move away from the school system's decade-old student assignment policy that buses students to ensure socio-economic balance at schools across the county.

Members in favor of the resolution have said they will develop a policy of community-based assignments which will allow more students to attend school closer to home.

Opponents of the change say they fear it will lead to re-segregation and pockets of good schools and bad schools.

The school board members who voted in favor of the change insist that they have no plans to segregate students.


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  • cwmllc1952 Apr 23, 2010

    I live in Knightdale.I put my kids in school at Hunter Elementary because Hunter had more quality courses,better equipment and supposedly better teachers.They bused the neighborhood kids across town and gave them a lesser education.This makes the school board,parents and NAACP look like idiots.We should all be more interested in EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATION.I actually don't see black and white when it comes to childrens education.We the people are failing the future of our great country.Children are our future.

  • streetfightinman Apr 21, 2010

    Meeker you just keep supervising who gets pinestraw and what other terrible groups play at your ampitheater and, keep your nose out of the school boards buisness,You will get voted out like the rest will!

  • Adelinthe Apr 21, 2010

    "This could all be fixed if we just pay everyone the same and all the schools were the same and people had to live in the same kind of houses. That will solve it all!" - bluhevn1

    "That is a Liberal view, totally NOT common sense. I did a study of what would happen if you gave 100 different people $10,000, and guess what? Sixty percent wasted it within 2 months."

    First of all, bluhevn1's view is not Liberal, it's called Common Sense.

    Secondly, if everyone started out equally, then there would be a common denominator for auditing for accountability.

    As it stands now, we have no idea if the money being spent is always being done rationally or within a private agenda.

    If every school got the same amount of money for each student being educated at that school, a measurement could be assembled for how much was needed for each student versus how much was being spent frivolously on needless pet projects.

    God bless.


  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Apr 21, 2010

    The Liberals and Socialists like Meeker who want to keep diversity alive by forced busing should move to the poor neighborhoods in Southeast Raleigh.

    This will allow the neighborhoods to be diverse putting an end to forced busing for diversity in Wake County.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Apr 21, 2010

    This is partisan politics on Mayor Meeker's part.

    He's upset that his fellow Socialists weren't elected during the last election.

    Now if we can just get his wife (Anne McLauren) voted off of the school board during the next election, we'll be in good shape.

  • Adelinthe Apr 21, 2010

    I can't believe this matter turned into an Insultfest.

    Some of you need to grow up - FAST.

    God bless.


  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Apr 21, 2010

    We need to stop our Socialist Mayor Meeker and his wife (Anne McLauren) who's on the school board.

    Meeker forgets that a majority of voters elected the current school board with the agenda of ending forced busing and mandatory year round schools.

    Meeker is like the typical liberal, he doesn't care what the voters want as long as he gets what he wants.

  • dws Apr 21, 2010

    hmmm, just a thought, but does Meeker live in a neighborhood that is racially and culturally diverse to the fullest extent?


  • soyousay Apr 21, 2010

    citizen..Then I must not be part of the general public

    You are correct, the vast middle does not share yor views on "natural" segregation

  • soyousay Apr 21, 2010

    And there are big differences of opinion between folks in Raleigh and folks in outlying areas.

    sounds like you are moving to tinytown is a good fit for you...wonder about that job ting. I bet you drive into a larger city to get you stuff, though. Tat is the role of cities, don't want to live in one-great your payscale will match