Right there in the middle of the Jan. 31 news article “ Learning it all in Mandarin,” as part of the description about the new WCPSS immersion program at Stough Elementary School, was the sentence: “It also was designed to keep neighborhood families at the school.”
I had to read it again. Neighborhood schools? Could it be?
We listened to the Rev. William Barber, the NAACP, Great Schools in Wake and even some of our current school board members rant and create fear and trepidation in Wake County over that term. And yet, now, they remain silent.
It’s apparent that WCPSS is moving toward a neighborhood school model and slowly ending long-distance busing for diversity. And the Wake County liberals have chosen to “allow” it.
I want to offer a big thanks to all of those determined parents, taxpayers and county leaders who worked so hard to stop the madness back in 2009. Thanks for their courage, for putting up with the name-calling, for having thick skin when liberal groups belittled their opinions. Thanks for speaking up for our children and fighting to keep their voice.
After all, the fight was about education, not politics. And, due to their efforts, neighborhood schools are now part of the plan.