In his latest column, News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders writes about his objections to “diversity” busing in Wake County.

Now, as much as I respect and appreciate what Barber and the NAACP are trying to do, when they make getting a caring, dedicated, inspirational and encouraging teacher at the front of every kid’s class their goal – and not a racially or ethnically diverse seating arrangement – I’d appreciate it even more.

Saunders is not alone. As John Hood pointed out in his Daily Journal column yesterday,

Large majorities of Wake County citizens, in polls taken by both liberal and conservative firms, express opposition to the system?s student-assignment policies. These majorities aren?t just of conservative or white voters. Most Democratic and black residents of Wake also reject forced busing and mandatory year-round schools, as well they should.