Fearing the winds of change may be blowing, over the last few weeks, supporters of Wake County Public School System’s (WCPSS) economic diversity policy have doubled their efforts to trumpet the importance of the policy and its benefits.
Still, it’s not easy selling a policy that lacks credible evidence that it’s working. One thing WCPSS has done well is stonewall any proposal to evaluate the policy. Now we learn WCPSS has also managed to bury a SAS report highly critical of the way WCPSS measures the academic performance of low income students (See: N&O article) . In brief, the SAS report shows Wake low income students have higher than expected drop offs in academic progress at high poverty schools.
Anyone wonder why this report sat on Wake Superintedent Del Burns’ desk for three months?
Just a friendly reminder: Today is election day.