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Retired General to Take Over Wake County Schools in N.C.

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Anthony J. Tata, a retired brigadier general with 28 years of military experience and 19 months under his belt as the chief operating officer of the District of Columbia public schools, has been chosen to be the next superintendent of the 143,000-student Wake County district in North Carolina. He will start Jan. 31.

Wake County is the largest district in North Carolina, and the 18th largest in the country. It has been growing steadily over the last two decades.

The school board has said that Tata will be allowed to continue his pundit work for Fox News if he chooses, as long as he does it on his own time and represents himself as a retired general, not as the school superintendent.

Vol. 30, Issue 15, Page 5

Published in Print: January 12, 2011, as Retired General to Take Over Wake County Schools in N.C.
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