Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board - File this under "wild", Last night CMS voted to close Waddell High School and 9 other schools and make changes that will ultimately affect nearly every Mecklenburg family that has school age children. But that wasn't the news. The news was how CMS handled the cost cutting move and the nut parade that went on before the vote. Arrests, shouting, insults and charges of racism abounded.
The board voted 5-4 to close Waddell High and make it the new home for Smith Language Academy, a K-8 magnet. Most other efforts to block or revise the plan failed, often with the board's only two black members on the losing end of votes. More can be found at the "Local Paper" which is here.
At least the CMPD show of force that was used during the last CMS Board meeting was kept to a minimum. With suits and CMS police removing protesters instead of CMPD officers.
The highlight of the crazy evening was omnipresent nut case and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake asking "If you say it isn't about race, it isn't the truth, why aren't Myers Park, Elizabeth on the hit list? then adding "We can't take anymore".
Cher Calls Sarah Palin Dumb - Cher has always been just a little "weird", but Wow if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black. (Note to PC people - That's an old saying has nothing to do with race) Considering she claims she forgets that her daughter is now more or less a man. More about Cher talking smack about Sarah Palin, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Chaz here and Cedar's encounter with the former Governor here.
Awesome Campus Libaries - On those nights when you're hunched over your books, over-tired, over-caffeinated and counting down the hours until your paper is due, take a break to look around -- you might be in one of the most beautiful college libraries.
Campus Grotto compiled a list of the ultimate breathtaking study spots in America. Duke and Virginia made the list. Huffington Post has photos of the top ten here.
Best news in libraries (if your graduation year is not preceded by a Zero) if you ask Cedar Posts is the death of the card file and the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
If your a library purist your already screaming "We still use it". Cool thing about the Internet and google you don't need the DDC and that is "Wonderful".