"America's strength has always been a function of its diversity, so it is troubling to see North Carolina's Wake County school board take steps to reverse a long-standing policy to promote racial diversity in its schools," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote in a letter that appeared on January 13 in the Washington Post and also provided to The Associated Press.
The controversy began last spring when the Wake School board voted to have school assignments based on neighborhood schools instead of the policies to have assignments based on to achieve socio-economic diversity.
This issue has called into question the district’s ability to have the high schools accredited by AdvancED. Inquiring minds have started asking questions about the accreditation process and what it means to students. Using my children’s high school as a reference point, I compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions.