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Re: “Manning's mess

"It's allowed the board to move students around so that, even as 7,000 to 8,000 new students pour into the county annually, every school still has its share of the rich kids and no more than 40 percent eligible for "free and reduced" lunches." Oh, come off it. Doesn't the Independent require even the smallest bit of fact checking before it lets you go spouting off? There are currently 36 regular schools plus 3 special schools that are currently beyond --- and some waaaaaaay beyond ---- the magic 40% number. Find the numbers at: http://www.wcpss.net/demographics/special-need/needs-achieve06.pdf River Bend - 56.9% F&R Aversboro - 56.4 % Barwell Road - 59.3% Brentwood - 66.7% Briarcliff - 46.2% Bugg - 44.1% Carroll MS - 43.8% Carver - 64.9% Conn - 45.2% Creech Road - 61.8% Reedy Creek MS - 41.0% East Garner MS - 50.7% East Millbrook MS - 42.4% East Wake MS - 52.7% Forestville Road - 48.2% Fox Road - 53.8% Hodge Road - 64.0% Harris Creek - 40.1% Joyner - 41.3% Knightdale - 58.1% Lockhart - 45.3% Millbrook - 58.3% North Garner MS - 55.8% Poe - 49.3% Powell - 49.3% Smith - 69.4% Stough - 41.0% Vandora Springs - 51.8% Wakelon - 71.7% Wendell - 46.6% Wilburn - 60.9% Yates Mill - 40.0% York - 47.7% Zebulon - 54.8% Zebulon MS - 52.0% East Wake Integrated Technology - 42.6% How on earth can you claim that "every school still has its share of the rich kids and no more than 40 percent eligible for 'free and reduced' lunches"? As Dr. Phil would ask, "How's that 40% policy workin' out for ya?" In practice, it appears more like the policy is "Let's try to keep the percentage of F&R students below 40% in the downtown Raleigh schools. Rim schools and beyond, if this affects your kids in negative ways --- by draining the affluent students to magnet schools, by denial of electives to students in your traditional schools, or by the imposition of mandatory year round to kids in your area --- tough noogies."

Posted by Critical Reader on 05/20/2007 at 4:06 PM

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