WCPSS Encouraged Walk-In Event?

Hey, remember the “Walk-In” the NCAE tried to claim wasn’t their’s but instead an initiative by their new member-led, union wanting caucus, Organize2020?  Schools across the state and in Wake County were going to hold protest events during school hours and in one case, an elementary was asking for volunteers to staff classrooms while teachers participated. That was at Lacy Elementary.


Well, my FOIA for the emails from Lacy Elementary just came back.  I received three giant files of hundreds of pages each, but managed to weed through them and found a few interesting bits, one being an email that came from the Deputy Superintendent of School Performance of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and that email  went to all Wake County Principals.  The email to the principals confirms that schools were being encouraged to discuss and possibly hold events at their schools.

Trying to suss out the pages that mattered and re-pdf them made them a bit fuzzy. I can provide originals to anyone who wishes. There were other pages which showed the shift from NCAE backed protest to ‘education rally“, that discussion and planning occurred during staff meeting times and volunteers were indeed solicited. Some volunteers decided to participate after seeing it in the news.  There was also an exchange about using sick days to walk out with. At Lacy, many were informed of where to get materials — Organize2020’s website.  More excerpts can be viewed at my scribd repository.

My question is, does WCPSS run our schools or does the NCAE? I am all for teachers speaking out and voicing their opinions, but personally I’d rather the Moral Monday supporting NCAE and their protest arm, Organize2020, be kept away from our kids and out of our schools. The same goes for the proliferation of BlueprintNC/Moral Monday gripe groups like Public Schools First NC  – which is associated with the NC Justice Center and the occupy style “Durham’s People’s Alliance”.

Public Schools First NC is headed up by the chaos inducing Yevonne Brannon. More here on Brannon and the N&O’s flawed op-ed from Civitas.  By the way, Public Schools First NC is a non-profit of course and tied to WakeUP Wake County:

Please note: Public Schools First NC, is a project of WakeUP Wake County, a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

So how can the public find out more about Public Schools First NC? Where are their 990 forms? Their site does not provide very much detail about them. The NC Secretary of State only has their creation document on file. Maybe we should ask the NCAE since they have a habit of using our schools as their campaign launchpads:

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Thank you to Carolina Plott Hound for linking!

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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4 Responses to WCPSS Encouraged Walk-In Event?

  1. jimmy roberts says:

    Wonderful work!


  2. jweaks says:

    We need a separation between leftist and education, now.


  3. Donna Williams says:

    are you planning to send this to the N & O and other local media outlets? I think you should…thanks for this work. Conservatively yours, Donna Williams Wake GOPChair “The work of volunteer groups throughout our country represents the very heart and soul of America. They have helped make this the most compassionate, generous, and humane society that ever existed on the face of this earth.” Ronald Reagan


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