Rita Rakestraw: Bravos for board

March 18, 2014 

Regarding the March 5 news article “Wake board balks at tenure law”: What a wonderful thing the Wake County Board of Education did by passing a resolution against the 25 percent bonus plan! That plan does not support teachers at all. Instead, it pits them against one another and discourages collaboration.

As the mother of two boys in public school, I want their teachers to collaborate and show our students the benefits of collaboration. I want their teaching environment to be cooperative, not competitive. The school board wants that for our teachers, too, and I’m proud of their bold action to affirm that.

Rita Rakestraw


News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service