Well at least WRAL no longer attempts any pretense of impartiality. When they are not busy telling people how much they care about the poor and underprivileged, they are by works generating revenue by running lottery ads on their station.
WakeUp Wake County's latest fundraising appeal (emphasis added):
You are invited to an
evening of celebration
Please join us for this special event to support and
celebrate WakeUP Wake County -
voice for good growth planning and sustainable communities in Wake
County and the region.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Grand Ballroom
atop Raleigh's historic Capital Club
16 West Martin Street, Raleigh
(at South Salisbury)
Local food, beverages, live jazz and an exciting silent auction
included in the evening's activities.
The minutes below represent all 2013 Raleigh City Council closed session minutes concerning acquisition of the Dorothea Dix property. Of course, all discussions were conducted beyond public oversight. Our Raleigh City Council has seemingly abrogated their governance on this issue to an unelected advocacy group - the Dix Park "Visionaries."
Those who have not attended Wake County Board of Education meetings perhaps don't witness what amounts to a constant level of disruption and rude and belligerent chatter from the Great Schools (not students) in Wake leadership. The snapshots below feature what has become a perpetual ritual for the likes of Amy Lee and Yevonne Brannon. These clips come from a less than one hour time period at a recent Board of Education meeting. In recognition of her chaos creation activities, Keith Sutton recently appointed her to his Board Advisory Council.
If anyone has any footage of Kevin Hill reprimanding them as he has neighborhood school supporters, please send it our way. We cannot locate any.
“Let’s look at bringing neighborhoods together and evening achievement,” Martin said.
N&O - October 31, 2012 Once again we are back to the pre-2009 assignment by diversity policy. Note that he talks about spreading around/"evening" achievement. We are back to the place where we focused not on addressing the challenges facing socio-economically disadvantaged students but rather spreading them around like pawns in a statistical chess game. This "nationally recongized" policy resulted in a stellar 54.2% graduation rate for socio-economically disadvantaged students in Wake County.
We await for scientist Jim Martin's data showing how the former diversity assignment Policy 6200 improved academic performance. Since you are building a new assignment policy based on "evening achievement," let's see your data set.
When it comes to speaking out on a rushed assignment plan that the N&O describes as put together "quickly for next year" and is ...
not available yet for public review until November 13 and will have a final vote less than a month later on December 11, has no public hearings scheduled yet, and is subject to even further tweaks by Martin and Evans ...
GSIW is GREAT SILENCE IN WAKE.
When Tony Tata or neighborhood school supporters are not in charge, they stay silent. You won't hear them talk about transparency, a detailed financial analysis, a rushed process, public input, etc. because it was never about that. It was all about chaos creation, power and control. Prom Queen comments are horrendous, but Keith Sutton's "kick your a$$" or "shut the f@&% up" don't meet with the same concern.
St. Augustine's College honors Charles Meeker. He's credited for being "instrumental ... in the creation of a light rail sytem." Last time I checked no system was created and that decision rests with Wake voters.
Noticeable what the video highlights as Meeker's "accomplishments." It's all downtown. And not just downtown which theoretically would include areas like the South Park community of Shaw University and the College Park community of St. Augustine's College. Compared to Raleigh's "livable streets" those areas received the red-headed stepchild treatment under Meeker's watch - including serious crime issues and murders just outside St. Augustine's doorstep. Funny that St. Augustine's would thank him for this.
Will Firing Superintendent Tata Stop the School to Prison
Saturday October 6 Students Across the Triangle Will March From Washington
Elementary to Central Prison to End School Push-Out
Raleigh, NC -- On
Saturday October 6, NC HEAT (Heroes Emerging Among Teens) will march and rally
as part of Dignity In School's National Week of Action Against School Push-Out.
Students, educators, families and public education advocates will gather
at Washington GT Magnet Elementary School for a speak out and press conference,
then march to Central Prison. The event will raise awareness of the issues and
policies that contribute to North Carolina’s school to prison pipeline and
school push-out. Press Conference at 4:30p at Washington
Elementary (1000 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC) Closing Rally, Speak Out & Participatory
Cultural Event at 6:00p at Central Prison This action is part of Dignity in School's
National Week of Action on School Push-out, September 29 to October 6, 2012.
Throughout the week, thousands of parents, students, educators and education
advocates will take part in student-led actions and events around the country
to expose the school push-out crisis and advocate for the human rights of every
young person and student to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. NC HEAT FACEBOOK EVENT NC HEAT
WEBSITE “We need to work together to turn schools into
places where kids feel safe, and not hunted,” said Qasima Wideman, a junior at
Cary High School and member of NC HEAT. “As we say good-bye to Anthony Tata, who showed
through his actions that he was more concerned about partisanship and proximity
than he was with equity, we need to think about what kind of values &
priorities we as students want to see in the next Wake County superintendent.
We demand an open process and meaningful input from students, educators,
and families when hiring this person. We demand someone who will work hard
to end policies that lead to push-out in our schools and who is committed to
end the school to prison pipeline. We call for an end to school policies
that criminalize immigrant, LGBTQ youth, and youth of color,” said Monserrat
Alvarez, a founding member of NC HEAT. ####
Here's what the Wake County Democrat Party has planned:
The Wake County Democratic Party is proud to honor the 2012
Democratic Heroes, Rep. Jennifer Weiss and Rep. Grier Martin. Net proceeds for
the event will be provided to the Wake County Democratic Party for efforts this
fall! Join us on Monday, September 10, for this
Remarks by Wake County Clerk of Court
Lorrin Freeman, Lillian's List Executive Director Carol Teal, and House
Democratic Whip Rick Glazier. Come out to meet the various candidates running
this election cycle. In Wake County, we have
over 30 Democrats including President Barack Obama on the ballot. They all need
our help to defeat right-wing Republican opponents!
This is the 5th annual Wake Democratic Men's Heroes event.
2008-Betty Ann Knudsen
2011-Charles Meeker & Anne McLaurin
There will be a sit-down dinner and cash bar. Vegetarian meals upon
Want to take a bigger role towards victory? Become a
Platinum Sponsor: $ 250 (includes two meals)
Gold Sponsor: $ 100 (includes one meal)
Silver Sponsor $ 75 (includes one meal)
Respond by September 3rd in order to have your name in the
Individual Meal $ 40 for Democratic Men's Members/Additional meals
Individual Meal-Non-member/non-sponsor $ 50
Annual Democratic Men's Membership--$ 20
Individual tickets at the door only if available
Checks should be made payable to: Wake County Democratic Men's Club
and mailed to
Adrian W. Dellinger, Treasurer, 2101 Mariner Circle, Raleigh, NC
*Please include the sponsorhip level, name(s) to be listed as
sponors, and employer/occupation.
Today the all knowing Dr. Jim "I'm smarter than you" Martin demanded an immediate meeting with Superintendent (oops I mean Coach) Tom O'Brien to review NC State's football program for this fall. After the successful season last fall and O'Brien's remarks of strong progress that he wants to build upon, Jim Martin said that we should not expect success and a careful review of the data shows that. He said that it is "common" that when the "core" players leave the team will decline and that the gains were only because we had several years with veteran players and the team's structure will now change. He also wants to lecture the offensive and defensive coordinators concerning their playbook. Dr. Jim has conducted an analysis of NC State's offensive and defensive strategy the last several years and has found flaws. He wants to dictate (oops I mean show) to them how he can design it better.