Held Monday, May 11th, 2009
The interactive forum hosted by the Town of Cary, entitled “Climate for Student Success” turned out to be mostly a reminder of just how far out of touch the Wake School Board is with the majority of Cary’s citizens. It was hoped that Keynote Speaker Elaine McEwan, best selling author of 10 Traits of Highly Effective Schools, would help focus the discussion on distinguishing qualities and unique characteristics of schools that help all students make outstanding gains in performance but instead discussion (such that it was) quickly turned to criticisms of the WCPSS’ diveristy policy as implemented by their annual reassignment ritual. A ritual that does nothing to promote education and everything to irritate and make life more difficult for parents and students.
For those of you in attendence, please comment and let us know whether you thought it was helpful or just more political theater.