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Wake School Board Members Whine About Accountability

It’s just not fair! That is the mantra coming from the Democratic majority of the Wake County school board now that the Republican-led General Assembly is requiring a letter grade be assigned to schools to give parents and taxpayers a way to assess the progress the school is making toward educating kids. Here’s the reaction to the Wake board’s whining from Amy Auth of Sen. Phil Berger’s office.

“It is not surprising that the Wake County school board is once again shirking their responsibility – this time on being held accountable for educating their students,” Auth said. “Their statements make it clear they lack the courage needed to improve literacy, increase transparency and accountability, and achieve better results in the classroom.”

Board member Susan Evans – whose past behavior makes her the school board member to watch — offered this plan:

“We’ve got to really work to tell parents that this composite score doesn’t really tell them a lot,” said board member Susan Evans, a Democrat.

If you want to know the mindset that dominates the Wake school board, read the entire News & Observer story. It’s a keeper.

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