The Wake County school system’s “hardship transfer period,” that runs until May 16, is the last time that families of current students can request a different school assignment for the 2016-17 school year. But 92 of Wake’s 171 schools are closed for transfer requests unless parents can show a compelling enough reason that their children should be let in.
The federal courts could overrule HB2, depending frankly on which set of judges hears it on appeal. By the time it reaches the Supreme Court, it may again depend on the presidential winner. The saner course would be for the General Assembly to take up the issue, which it has effectively tabled, conduct thoughtful hearings, and work out a reasonable balance of interests. Let reason and fairness prevail.