Merk, here is the other problem: I came up with several logical explanations for why Wake County would shift to neighborhood schools that involved a more efficient use of the taxpayer dollars they spend. It was very easy to do. Seriously, can you come up with a logical reason to bus kids across a county of 857 square miles? For a magnet school, that is one thing, but such a policy across an entire county?? That's a lot of money being spent, and not in the most efficient manner, especially, wen there are schools that might need improvements - or when you could hire more teachers, or give them the kind of training to help students in poorer areas. But to presume racism over a shift to neighborhood schools as opposed to the way Wake County busses kids all over 857 square miles is just a huge stretch - and that is being charitable. I suspect the claims of racism have more to do with not being able to defend the policy Wake County is ending on the merits, so they throw out the race card.