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End of Consensus – Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor


One of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Wake County, North Carolina, added more than a quarter million new residents during the first decade of this century, an increase of almost 45 percent. At the same time, partisanship increasingly dominated local politics, including school board races. Against this backdrop, this book considers the ways diversity and neighborhood schools have influenced school assignment policies in Wake County, particularly during 2000–2012, when these policies became controversial locally and a topic of national attention.

Keywords: Wake County, North Carolina, school board races, local politics, neighborhood schools, metropolitan areas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469622545
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Toby L. Parcel, author

Andrew J. Taylor, author