Art Pope envisions remaking North Carolina in the image of Dollar Stores and Maxway. His plan includes meddling in non-partisan school board elections, installing puppets like John Tedesco to trash public education. Steve Ford, editorial page editor at the N&O, nails it.
Tedesco elaborated at length in the questionnaire as to why he was running. "NOW is the time for our party to capitalize on the energy of our families and their distaste for a failed system to rebuild our brand in Wake County," he said. His top issue: "The forced redistribution of children - busing, reassignment, and mandatory year-round assignments. Parental and Community Support."