Wake County school board members are talking about why they changed their leadership, and former school board chairman Keith Sutton is defending his leadership style.
The comments are also part of articles that will appear in the new edition of The Carolinian that will hit the streets today. Michaels, the newspaper’s editor, included excerpts of the articles that can be found online on his blog.
For instance, Martin cites how dissatisfied he was with the membership of the school safety task force that Sutton formed after the Newtown school shootings. Martin objected to Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison co-chairing the group and charges that board members didn’t have input in the selection of members.
Martin didn’t like how Harrison used his position to push his support for the school system creating its own police force. Sutton has said the idea is off the table.
Sutton defends having Harrison as co-chairman while saying that board members were involved. He also says other board membets were “elitist.”