Bev Perdue believes NC is in a war over resegregation. Nonsense!
Last month, Perdue told the state's legislative black caucus that North Carolina is in a "war" over resegregation.
"Gov. Perdue firmly believes that children are better prepared when the community inside their school resembles the one outside," said Mark Johnson, a spokesman for Perdue. "When they meet and make friends with people from different economic backgrounds, they learn that everybody doesn't have the same experiences in life."
It seems (Her Highness) Gov. Perdue wishes to reserve the right for government to raise our children for us unenlightened country folk. Bev Perdue's world view does not have room for parents making child rearing choices for their own children.
We all know schools did a better job of teaching the three R's and history in previous generations when they were responsive to those who made up their districts. Unfortunately our school districts have grown far too large through consolidation and are now more influenced by parties of influence outside the district (civil rights activists) than by those individuals they serve within their district.
The issue of school diversity in North Carolina has gotten increased attention in the past few months.Civil rights activists have alleged that resegregation is occurring in schools in Wayne and New Hanover counties. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, which abandoned busing for diversity in 2002, is now reconsidering what role diversity should have in student assignments.[Bold Added]
Of course, it seems our ruling class believes the solution to the problem is to set up a commission of 15 individuals of Bev Perdue's choosing.
State Democrats have used the Wake school controversy to mobilize their supporters. They insist the commission will conduct an honest study of the issue."Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, we need to look at what Wake is doing," said state Rep. Rick Glazier, a Cumberland County Democrat who proposed the commission. "This is an issue that is truly important. This is one of the most successful and largest districts in the country making a major change, and the question is why?"[Bold Added]
Polifrog suggests we save the state of NC the salaries of Bev Perdue's 15 "enlightened" and "unbiased" governing class and instead break up our "largest districts in the country" so that smaller more accountable districts can better tend to those they serve. This can be done without the cost of an easily influenced 15 member panel of "intellectuals" of which who's sole purpose is to divorce influence over the schools from the citizenry.
Perhaps, then, Bev Perdue can turn her attention to state duties and let communities sort through community matters.
This is not a war over resegregation, but rather a war over who raises our children; Parents or a distant government. Let communities govern themselves with governance that is close and responsive to the people.
Stop the social engineering. Stop the insanity.