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WSFCS endorses illegal immigration

No judgment, just fact:

The state community colleges’ policy of not allowing undocumented students to enroll punishes students for something over which they had no control and leaves them without hope, said some of the presenters at a forum on the issue last night in Winston-Salem.

“This is about children,” said Nolo Martinez, the assistant director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the Center for New North Carolinians at UNC Greensboro.

Martinez was one of three main presenters at the forum sponsored by the nonprofit organization Forsyth Education Partnership in cooperation with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

…..Among the other speakers were schools Superintendent Don Martin and Gary M. Green, the president of Forsyth Technical Community College.

Green pointed out that, since he became Forsyth Tech’s president in 2004, there have been four different policies regarding undocumented students. As he sees it, he said, the issue of whether to admit undocumented students is partly a matter of principle.

Martin’s not quoted in the article, but I think —- let me know if I’m wrong —- it’s reasonable to assume his comments were line with the other speakers’. Is this the proper role for a school system and its superintendent?

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GCS braces for more layoffs

Today’s N&R article focuses on possible teacher layoffs, but why do I have the feeling that GCS is a bit top-heavy?

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Wait ’til next year

It’s officially official. The Winston-Salem Dash will not play in its new taxpayer-funded dowtown stadium this season.

WFDD’s Jeff Tiberri interviews Mayor Allen Joines about the stadium and his plans to seek re-election. As I said earlier, I can’t imagine that the stadium wouldn’t be a political liability for Joines.

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