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Wake County facilities reports released today

Posted by Dr. Terry Stoops at 07:37 AM

The Wake County Citizens' Facilities Advisory Committee report will be released today. I served on the committee for the last 14 months, and agree with a number of the recommendations in the report. But I found that the report downplays the finding that the Wake County Public School System spends considerably more on new school buildings than peer districts.

Unfortunately, the chairs of the committee, John Mabe and Billie Redmond, prohibited me from issuing a minority report that focused on these cost comparisons. I issued it anyway.

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"Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion—and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion ... while Truth again reverts to a new minority."

- Soren Kierkegaard

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