Education / Socioculture

There’s that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach again.

“Tea party groups have succeeded in reversing nationally praised school integration policies in Raleigh, North Carolina, decrying the longstanding system as one of social engineering.
“The Washington Post reports that tea party pressure has motivated Wake County School District’s largely Republican school board to abolish policies the newspaper describes as “one of the nation’s most celebrated integration efforts.”
“The school board is instead considering a system in which poor children are relegated to low-income neighborhood schools, moving away from its current policies where most schools have students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Be sure to follow the Washington Post link – the ‘segregation’ arguments are more understandable than one might think, though I, myself, think they’re tragically wrongheaded nonetheless.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/tea-party-fights-abolish-school-integration/

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