A dispute over closing some of Charlotte schools led to the arrest of Charlotte's NAACP President. Now the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County NAACP is threatening to end Charlotte's chances of hosting the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
NAACP member, Levester Flowers threatened to target the city's pursuit of the Democratic National Convention bid for 2012.
“If CMS doesn’t get this correct we will tell the Democratic National Convention to take their $200 million dollars somewhere else,” Flowers said.
UNC Charlotte political science professor, Eric Heberlig, questioned whether local Democrats, including Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, would stand for anyone trying to scuttle the city's convention chances, but he said an ugly spat over schools could do damage.
“It’s certainly a big deterrent to the national Democratic party choosing to come here,” Heberlig said. - WSOC
You can read more about the proposed school closings here.
A protest rally against the school closings is scheduled for tomorrow
Here in Davidson, most of our attention is focused on the fate of Davidson IB Middle School and the IB program. But the same story is playing out across the county, where other schools are also targeted for closing. Parents and concerned citizens from throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will gather Saturday to protest all of the proposed school closings that have been discussed by the school board recently.
Marchers will gather at 10:30 a.m. at 747 West Trade St. in Charlotte. The marchers will march and rally on the Charlotte Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.