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Perdue on Wake County schools policy

Gov. Bev Perdue weighed in on the Wake County diversity debate – sort of.

Asked this week about the Wake County Board of Education's decision to end busing for socioeconomic reasons in favor of neighborhood schools, Perdue seemed to favor the old system, reports Rob Christensen.

"I am speaking as a mother and a grandmother," Perdue said after a news conference at Rex Hospital to announce a Medicaid anti-fraud effort.

"I really do believe that kids do better in a situation that prepares them for real life," Perdue said. "And real life has children who are from all economic levels."

Perdue said students should learn to live with people of other backgrounds.

"I hate busing. I know that is hard for people," Perdue said. "The bottom line for me as governor....is to be sure that every kid in every neighborhood in North Carolina, regardless of where they live, is actually able to go to a school that works and can help them be career or college-ready."

The governor doesn't have any direct influence over local assignment policies.


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I hate busing too, Bev!

we agree on something!

Perdue uses Hate Speech

It is inappropriate for our Gov to use hate speech.

She said..."I hate busing."

Kinda reminds me of groucho....

google
groucho marx whatever it is i'm against it
or
groucho marx hello, I must be going

From her point of view

Looks like she has both sides of the fence covered!

I also like it

when my showers are totally dry.

Can ANYONE please recommend a more ridiculous person to play governor?

I love this part: ""I really do believe that kids do better in a situation that prepares them for real life," Perdue said. "And real life has children who are from all economic levels."

Real life has children? How does it get pregnant?

As usual

Perdue has the issue completely surrounded.

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