Clay Aiken calls school board members...

Clay Aiken calls school board members 'idiots'

There are 4 comments on the Charlotte Observer story from Nov 14, 2009, titled Clay Aiken calls school board members 'idiots'. In it, Charlotte Observer reports that:

Entertainer Clay Aiken is calling the newly elected Wake County school board members 'selfish idiots' and says he hopes the public can get rid of them before they 'ruin the school system.' This fall, four school board members were elected to office to help form a new majority that backs neighborhood schools and opposes busing for diversity and ...

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Pot Kettle Clay

Arlington, VA

#1 Nov 14, 2009
Clay.... What's wrong with neighborhood schools Clay? What's wrong with a sense of belonging, friendships, family? This has NOTHING to do with the 'diversity' which I'm sure is woven into the fabric of your entitlement being. You're probably all about some hate crime legislation as well. Yeah, a crime is much worse when the thought police decide it was a crime of hate, than just a regular old crime. Pitiful.
Who cares

Arlington, VA

#2 Nov 14, 2009
What Clay thinks.

I give him 2 years, he'll be cutting ribbons at openings of new nhe new Piggly Wiggly.

To which the world will exclaim, Clay who?
Easier said

Durham, NC

#3 Nov 15, 2009
The problem isn't in diversity, or the schools themselves. It rests with the educational system. Bus the money, not the kids.

If you pay far more in property value and taxes to live in a particular area or school system, then your kids should attend. There is diversity in neighborhoods. Make the same standards and curriculum available to all schools in the system, whatever the neighborhood.

Unfortunately, there are those who feel that standing in the dark for 10-20 minutes waiting for an hour bus ride to school and then an hour back home (god help the working parent whose child misses a bus or has to stay after school)consitutes a valuable educational experience for our children.

In the present economy, one would expect those in charge of education to have the good sense to take the thrifty approach. Besides, if your neighborhood doesn't match the standards of your dreams, it's your responsibility to change it, not the school system's nor those living in a neighborhood 10 miles away.
John V Wood

Pittsboro, NC

#4 Dec 2, 2009
Well, Clay may be smarter than he looks.

I covered the school board meeting last night, the first for the new members, and they were dropping bombshells all night long.

Check it out if you'd like: http://www.examiner.com/x-17978-Raleigh-Top-N...

It's going to be a long couple of years...

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