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Old 10-09-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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RALEIGH — Democrats achieved a near-complete hold on the Wake County Board of Education in Tuesday’s election.

With all precincts reporting unofficial results, Democrats won three races, while Bill Fletcher, who was named to the board by Democrats, narrowly defeated fellow Republican Nancy Caggia. Based on these counts, the officially nonpartisan nine-member board would include seven Democrats, an unaffiliated member who once was a Democrat, and Fletcher.

The results would end the tenure of the wave of Republicans who swept into office four years ago, bringing national attention to Wake County with attempts to end the county’s policy of student assignment based on diversity.


Read more here: RALEIGH: Democrats expand majority on Wake County Board of Education | Wake County | NewsObserver.com
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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If only it would get to the point where it would not matter to which party each board member belonged. Think of the kids and think of the budget and make the best choices to optimize each one.

Ah, if only it were that simple.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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And, they have approval for $810 million in walking around money.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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And, they have approval for $810 million in walking around money.
So now they can pay off the union members, minorities, and artsy lib'rel!!! AMIRITE?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So now they can pay off the union members, minorities, and artsy lib'rel!!! AMIRITE?
I think they can also build schools, renovate schools, and procure land for schools.
Payoffs are just part of the process.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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I think they can also build schools, renovate schools, and procure land for schools.
Payoffs are just part of the process.
They wouldn't let me rep you again Mike.

Hopefully NC and Wake County can get back to the business of educating our students, and away from the business of becoming the laughing stock of our nation.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that Raleigh has been one of the most appealing cities in the country, and without a good education system, people and businesses would find another place to go.

Reps to the voters for definitively shutting down the obstructionist agenda of the last couple years.

And I totally agree with luv4horses. Education should not be partisan in the first place.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They wouldn't let me rep you again Mike.

Hopefully NC and Wake County can get back to the business of educating our students, and away from the business of becoming the laughing stock of our nation.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that Raleigh has been one of the most appealing cities in the country, and without a good education system, people and businesses would find another place to go.

Reps to the voters for definitively shutting down the obstructionist agenda of the last couple years.

And I totally agree with luv4horses. Education should not be partisan in the first place.
Education has always been partisan, and always will be.
There are billions of dollars involved to be distributed. 'Nuf said.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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Does anyone else find this sentence ironic? Or pathetic?

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Based on these counts, the officially nonpartisan nine-member board would include seven Democrats, an unaffiliated member who once was a Democrat, and Fletcher.
Gotta love a "nonpartisan" board in which the members are described by political affiliation.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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So now they can pay off the union members, minorities, and artsy lib'rel!!! AMIRITE?
Careful now, your racist slip is showing....
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I can't wait for the new board to start shuffling students around again, putting diversity ahead of academics.
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