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Teachers association endorses Wake school board candidates

Posted August 21, 2009

Wake County Public School System

The North Carolina Association of Educators has named its choices in the October school board election in Wake County. The NCAE endorsed Rita Rakestraw from District 1; Horace Tart from District 2; Karen Simon from District 7; and Lois Nixon from District 9.

“The candidates Wake NCAE recommends are people who have many of the same priorities for our communities and our children as we do,” said Jennifer Lanane, president of the Wake NCAE.

The group represents 5,000 employees of the Wake County Public School System.
 

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  • colliedave Aug 31, 2009

    Not voting for someone because of an endorsement. How..."knee-jerk"

    And you fail to understand an endorsement by an organization means the candidate agrees with the organization's principles!! "Knee jerk" is more common to liberalism than conservatism as it is based more on emotion than reason.

  • Eduardo1 Aug 31, 2009

    anyone that the NCAE endorsed, JUST LOST MY VOTE! We do not need more special interest HACKS

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Aug 31, 2009

    I need to thank the NCAE for the list of who not to vote for.

  • AX Aug 31, 2009

    You need to pop this story back to the top, since it died over the weekend before anyone could get this news! We think it's very important to let all the teachers know that the same organization who lied to them about "just voting for Bev, she'll take care of us" is now lying to them about who to vote for in the upcoming school board election. Voting for anyone NCAE supports is your 2nd kiss of death!

  • MakoII Aug 31, 2009

    Not voting for someone because of an endorsement.

    How...

    "knee-jerk"

  • SantaClaus Aug 31, 2009

    Yes, thank you WRAL for your wonderful public announcement and letting us know who NOT to vote for. As always, you all are like Speedy Gonzales when it comes to reporting.....

  • SantaClaus Aug 31, 2009

    So I guess we now know that the NCAE is full of Demoncrats.

  • Southern Fried Yankee Aug 31, 2009

    Thanks for the endorsement list....Now I know who not to vote for.

  • etshoney Aug 31, 2009

    Of course these candidates support the same old policies we have been trying to change for years. Do you hear about any lay-offs at the administration building? It just keeps growing with every new program. Busing our children all over the county has to STOP NOW!

  • dws Aug 31, 2009

    "The group represents 5,000 employees of the Wake County Public School System"

    I wonder how may are truly "represented"?

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