My sons have been out of the Wake County schools for many years. They are now successful adults with doctorates in their respective fields.
In 1973 my oldest son, under the local plan to try to comply with the Supreme Court ruling to desegregate the schools, was bused from North Raleigh to Crosby-Garfield downtown. The school was rundown, with old furniture and paint and an inadequate library, etc. Soon after our "North Raleigh kids" arrived, so did new desks, carpet and books for the library.
We must not let our school system regress. We should stand proud of the progress we have made in 40 years.
As a "granny" who will have grandchildren entering the system next fall, I am determined to be more educated, get involved and certainly vote. Regardless of our age, all of us must stay involved for the betterment of our children and our community. The reputation of our community as a good place to bring up families and get good jobs depends on the positive things we do.