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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

EbonyRose ·
I'm kinda liking this "takin' it to the streets" thing that I'm seeing going on around the country as of late. And very happy to see that a lot of young people are taking part. Of course, not all (or probably even most) of these groups are promoting issues that I have an interest in! (Which I won't bother name 'cause I'm sure I'd end up offending somebody in the process! ) But, every now and again, I'm seeing a group of us getting riled up about one injustice or another, gettin' a small...
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

Yemaya ·
My reading of this story on various news outlets leaves me with an impression of failure. Let me explain why. The "middle class" parents who voted in this new school board to do exactly what they have done, resegreate the schools held no rallies, no marches, no press conferences. No what they did was what? Went to school board meetings, made a decision, and showed up to vote in the people they knew would vote this way. What did black folks do? Nothing. Now our people want to get out in the...
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

Yemaya ·
And it appears there were about 20 people out there marching. . . again shows how much folks care....
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

Vox ·
What they're calling "resegregation," sounds to me more like the kids are now going to be just going to schools in their own neighborhoods. Can somebody explain why this is a bad thing? Is it really easier to bus the kids elsewhere than it is to fix the schools black kids go to? I hate hearing people insist that our kids have to be bussed to schools with white kids in order to learn.
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

kresge ·
Reference: I hate hearing people insist that our kids have to be bussed to schools with white kids in order to learn. Vox, I agree with your sentiment of wanting children to be able to go to school in their own neighborhoods, but I think that this has to be weighed over against issues such as allocation of resources and opportunities. If it can be guaranteed that schools in the black communities have the same resources and opportunities as those in white majority communities, the situation...
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Vox, I agree with your sentiment of wanting children to be able to go to school in their own neighborhoods, but I think that this has to be weighed over against issues such as allocation of resources and opportunities. If it can be guaranteed that schools in the black communities have the same resources and opportunities as those in white majority communities, the situation might be palatable. In fact, I would go farther and suggest, if there is a guarantee in place that students...
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

Sweetwuzzy ·
I believe in school choice, but busing is not school choice. It is just throwing children around in order to mix the schools composition up. A better idea is to take the average school funds to a predominately white school and make sure it is equal to the predominately black school. Unequal funding and teacher staff is the problem, not race composition of the student body...
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Re: Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

kresge ·
Reference: I believe in school choice, but busing is not school choice. It is just throwing children around in order to mix the schools composition up. A better idea is to take the average school funds to a predominately white school and make sure it is equal to the predominately black school. Unequal funding and teacher staff is the problem, not race composition of the student body... Equal funding is not sufficient. This is why I modified my argument for comparable outcomes in terms of...
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Resegregation of North Carolina Schools Leads to Massive Protests

Cholly ·
The school board in Wake County, which holds the capital city of North Carolina, agreed on Tuesday to turn back a busing policy designed to achieve diversity. The decision was approved by the board in a 5 to 4 vote and led to a tremendous amount of...
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Shocking New Report Finds Lead Contamination in 350 Water Systems Serving Schools, Putting Thousands More Children at Risk

sunnubian ·
Shocking New Report Finds Lead Contamination in 350 Water Systems Serving Schools, Putting Thousands More Children at Risk March 19, 2016 | Posted by Manny Otiko Tagged With: #FlintWaterCrisis , contaminated water , Enviromental Protection Agency , epa , Gov. Rick Snyder , lead poisoning , Newark schools A girl in Flint gets a blood test for lead. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Congress is currently holding hearings calling Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to task for his handling of the Flint water...
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Re: Shocking New Report Finds Lead Contamination in 350 Water Systems Serving Schools, Putting Thousands More Children at Risk

sunnubian ·
So, if they are not getting away with murdering Black people in the streets with impunity while hiding behind the 'color of law', they are poisoning Black children early on in predominately Black communities, daycares and schools.
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