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Wake County looks at future of
magnet school program

News & Observer (Raleigh NC), by T. Keung Hui

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/14/2014 4:46:47 PM

Wake County’s magnet schools have earned national recognition during the past 32 years, but have reached a crossroads as they face tougher competition for students from inside and outside of the school district. Magnet applications have dropped 42 percent since 2007 even as enrollment in North Carolina’s largest school district has increased by 14 percent. But with nearly 2,600 applicants a year still being turned down, some Wake County school leaders say more magnet schools are needed to keep up with growth, give additional options to families and promote diverse school enrollments. “The capacity in our magnet system has not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/15/2014 6:47:33 AM     (No. 9924985)

Why go to a magnet school and actually get a real education when you can go to a public school, do nothing, learn nothing except how to be a good communist, and get a diploma as reparations?

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