Déjà vu. According to the dictionary it’s “the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being experienced for the first time.” That’s the appropriate reaction of any Wake County parent or resident who learned that the Wake County School Board approved a directive on a 5-4 vote (along partisan lines) to revise the school assignment plan for 2013-14 school year. The revised student assignment plan will tie each address to a specific school and establish targets for academics and socioeconomics at schools. Sound familiar?
It is hard to believe that the Wake County School Board would want to reopen an issue when an overwhelming number of residents support the concept of neighborhood schools. This is what happens when government – and in this case a school system — gets too big.