Tata, Two Wake (N.C.) School Board Members Spar Over Community Group

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata has apologized to two school board members following an email exchange in which he accused them of supporting a community group that attacked his truthfulness last week.

The Great Schools in Wake Coalition charged last Friday that Tata was using a proposed shift in school schedules for next fall to hide the costs of the parental-choice student assignment plan that his staff is implementing.

In an email sent Saturday morning to members of the Wake County Board of Education and a few senior staffers at the Wake County Public School System, Tata said he wanted to know if board members Christine Kushner and Susan Evans knew of the group's allegations in advance.

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