The top three are gone. The three who allowed this horrible mess that has harmed so many students and their families. While the slate isn’t completely clean, it’s soaking in the suds, so to speak. To clean it, we need a new administration that is led by a new board of education controlled by the party that was in the minority the cover-ups and protecting the top three began. We need to elect candidates who have a solid understanding of New Hanover County Schools and its history. A board who has no direct connection to the previous administration, like some who are running. A board that will take the slate for the suds, scrub it down, and place it proudly back on the mantle where it belongs, shining for all to see.