In the Feb. 1 article "Superintendent explores his new school system," Wake County school board member John Tedesco is quoted as saying, "While you have a lucky few who are getting these courses, you've got the rest of the schools struggling to even offer core courses. It seems unfair to me."
Lucky few? It makes me wonder how familiar Tedesco is with how "fair" things are around Wake County.
Just one example: Enloe High School puts on two school-wide drama productions each year with a budget of $600 - that's total for the year for the whole drama program! (including all class activities, such as making masks, smaller studio productions, etc.). Do you want to take a guess at the budget for one musical at some North Raleigh high schools? Let me give you a hint - it's a "little" more than $600.
I'm sure a lot of that money comes from donors, but if they can put on shows with all the extras, they could also choose to put their money toward whatever academic programs they really want. And can we review the whole reason magnet schools are called magnet schools? We don't need to "attract" more kids to North Raleigh schools that are already over capacity.