Wake Ed

April 23, 2014

Wake County school board member praises Yevonne Brannon

Wake County school board member Zora Felton calls Yevonne Brannon “the best friend to public education that I know.”

Wake County school board member Zora Felton gave a public shout-out to education activist Yevonne Brannon at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Brannon is a hero to some and thought less kindly of by others for her work leading the Great Schools in Wake Coalition and now Public Schools First NC. Felton was choking with emotion in her voice as she talked about Brannon during the board comment section.

“I’m looking forward to this coming Thursday night in which I’m going to attend the North Carolina Fund for Public Education in which Yevonne Brannon is honored,” Felton said. “She is the best friend to public education that I know. “

Felton asked Brannon, who was in the board audience, to stand up to be recognized. Brannon received applause from the crowd.

The Democratic majority on the school board is on far better terms with Brannon than the former Republican board majority.

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