RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina county school board member who supports ending the district's 10-year-old busing program has resigned from his job to focus on the shift to community-based schools.
John Tedesco announced Friday that he would resign as chief development officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle.
The 35-year-old was elected to the Wake County school board in November and voted with the majority in a 5-4 decision to scrap the policy of maintaining socio-economic diversity when assigning students to schools.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Tedesco has said opponents of neighborhood schools threatened to withhold donations from Big Brothers Big Sisters. He said Friday those threats were politically motivated and made by people who never supported the organization.
Information from: The News & Observer
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