Sunday, May 30, 2010


A few weeks back we had the "good government" lawsuit by the "citizens" in Wake County.

It did not take long for that ruse to come forth as a NC Justice Center driven pr opportunity.

"The message also mentions that the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, wants to meet with Shaw and Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch "to talk about media going forward." The NAACP is one of the groups providing legal assistance on the lawsuit while N.C. Policy Watch has been regularly criticizing the school board majority."

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N&O Wake Ed Blog, 5-7-10

This comes on the heels of the chaos creation by socialist groups (oops I mean parents) such as Raleigh Fist and the arrest of leader Dante Strobino at a recent school board meeting.

Whole lot of parental involvement going on here.

Not to be outdone, now the anarchists (oops I mean parents again) have thrown their hat in the ring. You can join them to "Save Our Schools, End Racism, and Stop Resegregation" and get paid $600 for completing the "Institute."

Though the contact is Elena Everett who works for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the sponsoring organization is ACRe – Action for Community in Raleigh. Many might remember their connection with the Mayview Collective. Wake Community would love to know how they reached out to this socio-economically disadvantaged community while there and lifted them up.

Some might better know them from these recent news reports:

From the News & Observer – April 30, 2009:

Three Mayview activists and three from Orange County were arrested eight days after Tancredo's visit on charges of disorderly conduct, accused of "loud and boisterous talking and yelling" during a talk by former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode.

"When you see that disconnect, your two options are to either fight against it or to accept it," said Ben Pearlstine, 22, who lives at Mayview, a six-member commune attached to the ACRe headquarters near Cameron Village in Raleigh. "Acceptance ... just isn't something that I'm OK with doing."

From the News & Observer – August 8, 2007:

Louise Fisher, 72 understands how young people would be attracted to a back-to-basics lifestyle. Still, "I wish they did a better job of keeping up their front yard," she says.

"I know it obviously doesn't bother them, but it does bother the neighborhood."


… ACRe aims to be a center for progressive and radical activity in Raleigh.

… members of this group identify themselves as anarchists.

And in speaking with Emily Tokarski of the Mayview Collective:

"The basic idea is that people know what they need better than the white males in power."

Tokarski, who studied photography and philosophy, wanted to live in a home committed to social and environmental justice. In broad terms, that means "working against oppression of all forms – sexism, racism, classism."

She describes herself as an anarchist …

And in speaking with one of ACRe's founders, Attila Nemecz:

For Nemecz, his anarchist beliefs are put to work via ACRe.

Looks like we might be in store for another round of arrests.

ACRe – yet another "parents" organization working to preserve a system and individuals that have phenomenally failed the socio-economically disadvantaged community in Wake County.

Care to join them? Get the application here.

Kevin Hill must be silently pleased that his efforts to "stir up the pot against the majority" are working so well.

N&O Wake Ed Blog, 1-14-10


Dear Friend:

As you know, the new members of the Wake County School Board are feverishly dismantling the diversity policy that made Wake's schools a model for the rest of the nation.

But, in their zeal to deny every student the opportunity to achieve the American dream, the right wing interests on the Wake School Board have glossed over the true cost of destroying the diversity policy. They're trying to keep working families in the dark and hoping they won't notice the millions of dollars in federal aid that could be sucked out of our schools, possibly resulting in higher property tax.

But we can do something about it. That's why we're launching "You fight, we'll fight" - a volunteer pledge bank, modeled after a similar program sponsored by Organizing for America, where you can commit your time to educating your friends, family, and community about the true cost of this disastrous policy.

I invite you to attend one of two community forums sponsored by Great Schools of Wake County being held on April 15th in Wake Forest or April 22nd in North Raleigh, respectively to learn more about how you can help.

In addition to pledging volunteer hours and attending a community session, you can also hold the school board accountable by phone banking and canvassing to elect county and state officials who will hold true to diversity policies. We'd like to get volunteers across Wake County to join us in pledging 10,000 volunteer hours to spread the word to fellow voters.

Help us show that we can hold the school board accountable, save taxpayers, and preserving the American dream for generations to come.

Can you pledge a few hours today?


David Young


North Carolina Democratic Party


From: Lindsay Siler, []
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Subject: Vote TODAY for Board of Education

Friend --

Today, we all have a very important choice to make about our children's future in Wake County.

The election to choose our next county Board of Education is today -- and your vote could make a crucial difference.

Polls are open across the county until 7:30 p.m. To look up your polling location, just go to:

The Board of Education makes vital decisions about how to preserve and enhance the quality education we know our children deserve.

The Wake County school system is recognized as one of the top large systems in the United States. It's something for us to be proud of, but not something to take for granted. Your participation in today's election is a major contribution you can make toward ensuring our schools continue to thrive.

Thank you,


Lindsay Siler
North Carolina State Director
Organizing for America

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