WCSB Member Zora Felton Wants To Dig Into Your Kid’s Religion?

In the name of making sure your kid succeeds, Wake County School Board member Zora Felton wants to include your kid’s religion into the mix as part of the costly Wake County Strategic plan.

In theory, the belief that “every student will learn and succeed; therefore, eliminating the predictability of achievement based on ability, income, and race” wouldn’t seem to be too controversial.

But that proposed core belief in the Wake County school system’s draft strategic plandrew some interesting comments at last week’s school board work session. School board member Jim Martin called it a platitude, citing his N.C. State students as an example. Board member Zora Felton suggested they include religion into the belief statement. – News and Observer

That strategic plan? Chock full of Common Core and costing taxpayers over $58k so far. See the related reads at the bottom of the page.

So, let’s be clear here. In the age of Common Core, where our kids are being data tracked to Hell and back, this wacky board want to add in religion?

Inquiring and tracking religious affiliation is something the law, SB 815, expressly prohibits by the way. Is this board and Ms. Felton suggesting the law be violated in the name of making their numbers look better ‘achievement’?

There’s more. Further down in the N&O article, Felton channels Joe Biden:

Later on during Tuesday’s work session, Felton suggested incorporating religion as one of the things to eliminate the predictability of achievement upon.

“I would like to maybe think about adding religion,” Felton said. “It’s not only ability, income, race. It’s sometimes religion. Just because I’m a Hindu from India doesn’t mean I’m smart.”  – News and Observer

YEP. We’re in the very best of hands here in Wake County.


Related Reads:

N&O Op-Ed Skips Mention Of “Strategic Plan” Cost

WCPSS’s Envision “Strategic Plan” And Phil Kirk

Wake Cty Schools “Strategic Plan”? More Common Core.



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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1 Response to WCSB Member Zora Felton Wants To Dig Into Your Kid’s Religion?

  1. Did you go? The 2nd Annual MENA Common Core Conference will provide professional development to American curriculum schools in the region on effectively employing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the classroom. Our mission is to unite for one common goal: To be the most successful schools and teachers for our students while implementing CCSS.

    On October 24 and 25, hundreds of schools, leadership teams, and teachers from across the region will gather in Dubai, to learn about the Common Core State Standards, share curricula and best practices, and network with each other. The event will unite administrators, teachers, and schools around improving teaching and learning for all of our students.

    View 1st Annual Conference Site
    Infographic for the MENA Common Core Conference in 2013


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