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The story from Pennsylvania of homeroom segregation:
A high school has defended its decision to segregate students by race and gender.
The scheme, at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, separates black students from the rest of the school pupils, and then further breaks it down into black females and black males.
The separation is only for a short period - six minutes each day and 20 minutes twice a month - but it has drawn criticism for raising the spectre of racial segregation.
Today the school's principal defended the policy.
Bill Jimenez said the school noticed that black students were not performing as well as other students, and that research had shown that same-race classes with strong same-race role models led to better academic results…
He told Lancasteronline.com: 'One of the things we said when we did this was, "Let's look at the data, let's not run from it. Let's confront it and see what we can do about it".'
The idea came from Angela Tilghman, an instructional coach at McCaskey East.
She said statistics had shown about a third of McCaskey's African-Americans scored proficient or advanced in reading on last year's Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests, compared with 60 per cent of white students and 42 per cent of students overall.
In mathematics, only 27 per cent of black students scored proficient or advanced.
Ohio mother of two Kelley Williams-Bolar was released from jail on Wednesday after serving nine days for falsifying records so that her two daughters could attend a better school.
Williams-Bolar was convicted by a jury of using her father's address to claim residency status that would allow her children to attend a higher-performing suburban school.
While her sentence was light in terms of jail time, Williams-Bolar was put on probation for two years and ordered to complete 80 hours of community service. The conviction may threaten her ability to get the teaching license she was working on.
According to NPR,
And the judge felt strongly enough about it in this case that the judge has written a letter to the State Department of Education saying this woman has no record, please don't make this a reason to pull her license.The case has struck a cord across the nation with many sympathetic to the struggle of a mother trying to get the best education for her children. The racial undertones of Williams-Bolar's case have also not gone unnoticed.Syracuse University Professor Boyce Watkins, who has written about the case, told HLN,
Although many parents lie about residency, Williams-Bolar's case is unique because other parents never land in court. According to NPR, the mother fought to keep her children in the school, while other Ohio parents quickly removed their children from the school if they were confronted by district officials over residency issues."I felt that the sentence was draconian and really, the case of Kelley WIlliams-Bolar, it's such a microcosm of everything that is wrong with America when it comes to access to educational quality, when it comes to economic inequality and when it comes to inequality in the criminal justice system."
Parents move their children to “better” neighborhoods and school districts, in the hopes of removing their kids from a bad element that curiously gets in more disciplinary problems at an astonishing rate. Property value in these Whitopia’s is tied directly to the school system and when that system harbors to many Black students those white families that can will move away in search of that elusive white whale, the “better” school district.
Williams-Bolar thought that by sending her kids to a “better” school district they would post higher scores on reading, math and science aptitude tests. Such is not the case, as the pernicious racial gap in learning is a persistent beast haunting the educational-equality dreams of all Disingenuous White Liberals.
IN RALEIGH, N.C. The sprawling Wake County School District has long been a rarity. Some of its best, most diverse schools are in the poorest sections of this capital city. And its suburban schools, rather than being exclusive enclaves, include children whose parents cannot afford a house in the neighborhood.
But over the past year, a new majority-Republican school board backed by national tea party conservatives has set the district on a strikingly different course. Pledging to "say no to the social engineers!" it has abolished the policy behind one of the nation's most celebrated integration efforts.
And as the board moves toward a system in which students attend neighborhood schools, some members are embracing the provocative idea that concentrating poor children, who are usually minorities, in a few schools could have merits - logic that critics are blasting as a 21st-century case for segregation.
You can only laugh when you read the story of segregation in Pennsylvania to try and improve Black scores, while they already attend school with white students. Juxtapose that with a Black woman living in government housing in Akron sending her kids to a “better” – ahem, white - school system in the vain hope that it may improve their test scores.
The hysteria of these stories shows how powerful Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) are right now, though they send their children to private schools far removed from the crumbling Black underclass.
But for those paying attention (H/T as always to Steve Sailer), the gaping holes in the primary notion holding Black Run America (BRA) together – coerced equality - is breaking apart.
Video of the Pennsylvania story can be found here.