Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Political Courage

In the N&O today Rick Martinez provides the details of some local political courage from Wake County School Board member Ron Margiotta. After two financial scandals in the school system Margiotta has called for a complete audit of the system by state Auditor Les Merritt.

The majority of the school board members do not want this type of scrutiny, and Martinez wonders why. He rightly lauds Margiotta for standing up to what must be significant pressure to just play along and let taxpayer money be wasted. But Margiotta ran on the claim that he would challenge the large and unwieldy Wake County school system, and he has proven good to his claim.