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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 3, Jan 2010
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The new majority on the Wake County School Board is pushing for neighborhood schools and the abolition of the diversity policy. Geary discusses how this would affect magnet schools and the system's racial balance. Maps illustrating diversity zoning and zoning for neighborhood schools are included. School board member John Tedesco presents his plan for school assignments.
Khanna discusses water and ground contamination in Durham caused by chemicals used in dry cleaning establishments. Cleanups are costly and funds for this purpose come from the state Dry Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act. "There could be as many as 1,500 current and former dry cleaners in the state where perc is leaching into the soil, groundwater, and air inside people's homes and businesses."