Tag Archives: Wake County

A modern-day poll tax for public notices

By Corey Friedman In the Jim Crow days of the early 1900s, state officials imposed a poll tax to prevent African-Americans and poor whites from voting. It took a decades-long civil rights struggle and a Supreme Court verdict to reverse … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Indieregister, News, Politics, Technology

Budget crunch crushing Wake schools

By Ryan Graczkowski Wake County schools are facing a crisis in the budget. The budget deficit has doubled from $20 to $40 million. The doubling has occurred as a result of a 3 percent cut from the state government; coupled … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Education

Diversity opponent has good intentions

By Ryan Graczkowski The News and Observer ran a profile yesterday on Wake County school board member John Tedesco.  Tedesco has come under fire in recent days as a sort of vanguard of the demise of the diversity policy. His … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Education

Community schools a segregation tool?

By Ryan Graczkowski In a 5-4 vote, the Wake County school board decided to end the diversity policy. The diversity policy achieved nationwide acclaim on account of being based on socioeconomic factors, and not on race. Schools were not to … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Education