At the State Board of Education meeting this morning, Superintendent of Public Instruction congratulated Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for getting “100,000+” children “to school on time.”  She did not congratulate any other school district for their successful transportation efforts.

What’s up with that?

Atkinson is running for reelection against Wake County Board of Education member John Tedesco, and Wake County has had transportation challenges lately.  Was Atkinson’s unusual remark an implicit criticism of Tedesco?  Let the debate begin.