Wake County Schools

Wake superintendent to meet with NAACP

Posted March 1, 2011 6:25 p.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2011 11:22 p.m. EST

— The Wake County Public School System’s new superintendent will meet with the state NAACP Wednesday afternoon to talk about diversity and the school board’s controversial move away from the district’s longstanding practice of busing students.

The 3 p.m. meeting is part of Superintendent Tony Tata's countywide tour to get acquainted with his new school district and its current issues and challenges.

The civil rights group requested the meeting because of its concerns about high-quality and constitutional educational opportunities for all students enrolled in the Wake County schools.

Also on Wednesday, Tata will meet at with parents and students at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church during a forum sponsored by the student group NC Heat (Heroes Emerging Among Teens) and the Parent Advocacy Work Group.