Rocky Mount NC: Mayor stresses education needs – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: I really find the following to be quite interesting, “Since then, Roberson, noting he is “a numbers guy,” has been seeking input from transition team members, including about the challenges the Rocky Mount area faces from an academic and an economic perspective.” The transition team is a make up of almost all Democrats and they are Black. So Sandy Claus is using the Black Majority School Board and Black Males as a road map as he begin his first term as mayor. Since he is targeting education and Black Males just maybe he should have ran for a seat on the school board since that seems to be his major concern. Last week Tarrick Pittman was on a YouTube page with a female talking about they were going to do a 5 part series on Education and he mentioned the transition team and their trip that Sandy Claus flew him and some others to Lexington Ky. I had heard about the scheduled trip and was waiting for it to happen to see who went and what they brought back. Hell I been actively engaged in the education system since the late 80’s and I find it very interesting that Sandy Claus and his transition team act as if they have figured something out about the drop out rate and closing the achievement gap. My Bio speaks to how long I have been actively engaged in the education system.

Mayor Sandy Roberson told the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount he does not know a single community in the nation bursting at the seams with a dynamic economy and with a diverse population that doesn’t have a world-class public education system.

“And we’ve really got to begin to embrace that and accept that as something that we need to consider to be important in our world,” Roberson told the gathering, which met on Monday afternoon in the Rocky Mount Mills Power House. (Read more)