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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:48 PM

Reasons now emerging why Tata was let go (none of it surprising)...

School board's relationship with Tata became 'increasingly strained'

http://www.wral.com/news/education/wake_county_schools/story/11594254/

CARY, N.C. The relationship between Wake County school board members and Superintendent Tony Tata had become "increasingly strained" in recent months, to the point that it "severely hampered" the work of the board and its ability to function, school board leaders told reporters Wednesday.

"It's imperative that any superintendent earns and maintains the trust and confidence of the school board," board Chairman Kevin Hill said in a news conference less than 24 hours after the board voted 5-4 to release Tata from his contract.

"While the superintendent continuously, publicly, said he would do whatever is necessary to build that relationship, his actions at times, both public and private, proved differently," Hill continued.

Other reasons leading to the board's decision, Hill and Vice Chairman Keith Sutton said, had to do with Tata's leadership style, which "did not leave room for collaborative decision making and input.

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It is not surprising that new blood is needed once a ship is righted (although in Tata's case it was wronged, so to speak). The outrage of his firing is ALL about partisan politics. NC politics is a mess.

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littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 #1
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2012 #3
littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 #2
unc70 Sep 2012 #4
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2012 #5
WorseBeforeBetter Sep 2012 #6

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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 09:34 PM

3. We just discussed at our NC meetup the other night the dearth of really good Dem NC politicians.

It is a given that the Republicans are pretty horrible just starting from their positions and ideology. But can you honestly say that Perdue, or Hagen, or Dalton are strong advocates for the Dems in terms of generating excitement and engagement? McCrory is horrible, horrible, horrible - but is Dalton really the best we can do in terms of an opponent?

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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:17 AM

4. I wish the Board could have waited six weeks

The actions while the Republicans had the majority caused such problems, the image of the GOP went down among swing voters in Wake County.

Whether firing Tata is appropriate or not, it being in the news right now doesn't help us. Remember Wake County has roughly 10% of NC voters. Mecklenburg has another 10%.

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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:30 AM

5. Yes, the timing stinks. Another thing NC can't seem to do well is time significant events with

political ramifications!

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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 06:54 PM

6. GOP board members are no-shows for student assignment work session

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