From the article:
"The school board agreed to ask the General Assembly for additional funding for the coming school year, while expressing gratitude that funds haven't been cut further.
A suggestion of Democratic board member Keith Sutton, the letter to the legislature describing the potential damage from proposed cuts hasn't been written yet, but was endorsed by Republican Chris Malone as well as Democrats Dr. Anne McLaurin, Carolyn Morrison and Kevin Hill. Malone and others gave credit to Tata for lobbying legislators to lower a proposed 10 percent state cut to a 6 percent cut."
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Words of appreciation for Keith!
“…thank you for your enlightening talk to the Park Scholars during our preparation for our trip to Winston-Salem…Your role during the Learning Laboratory was an integral component as the Park Scholars explored how North Carolina educational leaders are working to narrow the gap in education and literacy caused by social disadvantages. You are certainly to be commended for your work in this area and we were fortunate to learn from you.”—Bob Frigo, Assistant Director
“Thank you…Although I have heard such harrowing statistics referencing black male achievement in public schools…, I definitely needed the refreshing wake-up call you provided to reignite many of my deepest ambitions and concerns.”-- Justin Mills, Park Scholar Class of 2014
“I am so appreciative of your support and steadfast commitment to our children. History will show that you were on the side of right and that you never wavered…It is comforting to know that you will never give up or back down. My sincere regards!”—Yevonne Brannon
“Thank you for sharing your Sunday evening to educate and enlighten our Raleigh-Wake Jack & Jill family. We greatly appreciate your service to our county.”—Adrienne Lumpkin, Jack & Jill of Wake County
“Stamina and forthrightness…”
“Just a note to thank you for the great job you are doing with the Wake County School Board. We appreciate your stamina and forthrightness in the face of what seems to be great adversity…we wanted to assure you that you’re surrounded by many that support and join you in assuring that justice will prevail.”—Lillie R. Jones, on behalf of Covenant Community, Inc: A small church that is “Rooted in Justice”
From the article,
"In North Carolina, zero- tolerance also is being ratcheted back in the Wake County School District, the state’s largest. 'This has been the biggest overhaul of our discipline policies in the last 30 years,' said Wake school board member Keith Sutton, who concluded that suspension numbers were so high at two schools that it was like 'zero- tolerance gone wild.'"