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Old 10-09-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Does anyone else find this sentence ironic? Or pathetic?



Gotta love a "nonpartisan" board in which the members are described by political affiliation.

The only way it ever will be non-partisan will be when one party holds all the seats....
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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so you mean - now?

Does anyone else find it intriguing how seemingly well Tony Tata is doing at DOT/DMV?

It will be very interesting to see how Ms. Kirchner's elementary schools in her district fare going forward. 6 of her 9 are hard-capped.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Well, I imagine running the DOT is quite a bit more similar to being a general in the Army than running a school system. Way less politics probably (Ha, I can't believe someplace has more politics than the DOT!)

As far as "non-partisan" school board elections. I wish it could somehow be non-partisan. Unfortunately, people are people and people tend to lean one way or the other. Politics in general have gotten so horribly polarized with neither side willing to compromise and its especially bad for school governance. Either way. It seems both sides are more concerned with power than actually providing a good education or good use of tax money. With the focus on such a short term goal, it seems like good thoughtful educational policy is almost impossible.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: My House
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I can't wait for the new board to start shuffling students around again, putting diversity ahead of academics.
Why not? They seem to put pretty much everything else before academics anyway.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: 27609
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so you mean - now?

Does anyone else find it intriguing how seemingly well Tony Tata is doing at DOT/DMV?

It will be very interesting to see how Ms. Kirchner's elementary schools in her district fare going forward. 6 of her 9 are hard-capped.
Do you mean Kushner? There are actually 15 elementary schools in her district.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Education has always been partisan, and always will be.
There are billions of dollars involved to be distributed. 'Nuf said.
I guess you do agree with Stephen Colbert, when he said "...reality has a well-known liberal bias."
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I can't wait for the new board to start shuffling students around again, putting diversity ahead of academics.
Because the academics in Wake County has been so very bad in the past 10 years?
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Careful now, your racist slip is showing....
Someone didn't catch the sarcasm.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Do you mean Kushner? There are actually 15 elementary schools in her district.
really? thanks for the clarification. Not sure which 9 I was thinking of. Maybe it was 6 of 9 proposed at some time in the past 12 months. Still, 6 out of 15 is pretty bad, and she's 6 of the 13 capped elementary schools.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Sign of things to come in the next state election or is this isolated to Wake?
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