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Saturday, January 10, 2015

ACLU: Charters are resegregating Delaware schools

Student demographics at Sussex Academy are compared to demographics
for the Indian River School District, in which the charter school is located.
Charter school admission policies have resulted in the resegregation of public schools, erasing decades of progress diversifying schools in Delaware, says the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

In a complaint filed Dec. 3 with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, the ACLU Delaware says the state of Delaware and the Red Clay Consolidated School District have allowed a segregated system to persist through charter school admission policies.

“When high performing charter schools (or vo-tech and magnet schools) admit a disproportionate number of higher-income white students with no disabilities, the local community public schools are left with the difficult and costly task of educating the students most challenged by poverty or special education needs,” said Kathleen MacRea, executive director of ACLU Delaware. “This system just about assures that schools in poor urban and poor rural areas will fail, and our children will suffer. The whole State of Delaware is worse off as a result.”

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

Duh!

Anonymous said...

The ACLU needs to go away and do itself in. Blacks want to live with their brothers and families; Whites, Hispanics, Orientals the same thing.

So let them and make the peace!

It's a natural thing. I prefer to look at body shapes, facial features, and demeanor of those of my own race. Although I enjoy interaction with all, I do not find these things as attractive to me in other raced people.

I don't see this as a bad thing, just my own natural feelings. Others might feel the same way, or not at all. But I don't think I'm all that unique!

Anonymous said...

If high performing learners were in the public schools, they would get to sit and achieve nothing while all education is focused on the at risk, non-performing students. It is incredible how those who know what school is for are put in classes so all the discipline problem kids won't be in the same room.

Anonymous said...

good!