Colbert skewers Wake County School Board

Created: January 19, 2011 11:29 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

Though the story dates back to the fall of 2009, the nation is beginning to take notice of the Wake County School Board and its attempts to end the district’s school assignment policy — based on promoting diversity — following a story by the Washington Post last week.

But Tuesday evening, the school board received a new level of attention (and mockery), courtesy of Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. In his “The Word” segment — titled “Disintegration” — Colbert highlighted comments board member John Tedesco made to the Post, in addition to statistics that showed 94.5 percent of school district parents approved of the district’s policy.


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