Do you think that school districts should bus kids away from their closest home school in order to maintain a certain percentage of white/black students? In 2007 the US supreme court handed down a ruling stating my county could no longer use race as a factor in school assignments. So now they use economic status to accomplish the same goals of racial diversity. The outcome from this busing is kindergardeners being bused 20-40 minutes away from home, parents from low income neighborhoods with no transportation not being able to participate in school activities due to their childs school being on the other side of the county. So what do you think is more important? A racially diverse enviornment for the kids, or being closer to home at a young age? We seem to have a lot of out of towners baffled by our school assignment plan. Is it like this anywhere else?Answer Question
So now they use economic status to accomplish the same goals of racial diversity
Why do you think its to acheive racial diversity and not an issue with taxes?
Are you from N. Carolina?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:54 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:01 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by BethLopez at 6:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
There has to be a better way than busing. I lived thru busing in L.A. County during the 80's. I was lucky enough to never be bused too far but I knew kids who had to get up at 4am to catch the bus, all I saw come from it was more fights.
Answer by Friday at 7:19 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by tinamatt at 7:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
I've noticed for years how the schools in "lower income" areas always had the most advanced stuff.
Where I live, we are right in the middle and we definately do NOT have the most advanced stuff. In fact, the HOME & SCHOOL (PTA) is making up the difference and purchasing things to help. Some of the schools that are a little poorer have SQUAT! and the nicer districts? they have EVERYTHING including laptops from 7th grade on up for ALL students
But anyway, OP...Why do you think its for RACIAL diversity?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2010