Georgia school superintendent says blacks are a discipline problem.
Tag Archives: Race in Schools
No Apology From Gwinnett Superintendent, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
D.C. Tries Cash As a Motivator in School, Washington Post
DC will try program that didn’t work in New York.
Schools’ Cash-To-Kids Plan Doesn’t Pay Off, New York Post
Paying blacks, Hispanics to pass AP classes doesn’t improve scores.
Blacks and American Indians twice as likely as to be paddled as whites.
90 percent immigrants; 58 percent dropout rate.
White faculty “struggle to connect” with black students.
Hawaiian School’s Admission Fight Back in Court, Scotus Blog
Only one non-Hawaiian has ever attended the Kamehameha Schools.
Black? Underachieving? Skip a day!
Why Do Asian Students Generally Get Higher Marks Than Latinos?, Los Angeles Times
It’s class size, poverty, resources, expectations. Ummm—anything else?
New Data Show Dropout Rate Much Worse, KGTV (San Diego)
In California, black dropout rate is 41.6 percent; 30.3 percent for Hispanics.
Prestigious magnet school makes it easier for foreigners to get in.
At Magnet School, An Asian Plurality, Washington Post
Asians outnumber whites at Northern Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Gifted Programs in the City Are Less Diverse, New York Times
School administrators everywhere find it hard to locate gifted minority students.
Racial achievement gap “nation’s most pressing civil rights issue.”
The Resegregation of Seattle’s Schools, Seattle Times
Racial “balance” is a thing of the past.
Racial Conflicts Surface at Berkeley School, Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, California)
Black parents upset that school won’t take “cultural learning differences” into account.
S.F. Schools Take On Racism, Classism, San Francisco Chronicle
Another hare-brained scheme to close the achievement gap.
Raza Studies Gives Rise to Racial Hostility, Tucson Citizen
History replaced by Hispanic propaganda and myth.
UMKC Education Program to Focus on Urban Ed, Kansas City Star
No more student-teaching in KC’s suburban schools.
Blacks, Hispanics “not getting the education they deserve.”
Sent Home: The Suspension Gap, Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Blacks suspended 6 times as often as whites.
Bachelor’s and Beyond, Houston Chronicle
Nigerians top racial group in percentage that hold college and graduate degrees.
Teacher says “white kids” would have attacked Hispanic student.
Black Kids on Buses May Slip onto MPS Lore, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee ends forced busing; $57 million per year spent on a failed policy.
Catastrophe in Kansas City, AR Classic Article
A colossal failure in forced equality.
Principal wanted to meet with Hispanics separately, too.
Mostly-minority school pays to increase enrollment in AP classes.
Behavioral Study on Students Stirs Debate, Washington Post
Moral-character data on race said to be “potentially damaging and hurtful.”
College Board Intends to Drop AP Programs in Four Subjects, Education Week
Courses dropped because non-whites don’t take them.
FCPS Cite ‘Morality Gap’, Fairfax (Virginia) Connection
Black and Hispanic students don’t show “sound moral character.”
In some cities, only one-third of students graduate.
Racial Disparity Follows Schools, The State (Columbia, South Carolina)
What happens when parents can choose where their children go to school.
Street Violence “Part of Achievement Gap” in Urban Schools, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For “urban youth” violence is a “mental health issue.”
But number of bilingual students increases.
Detroit Schools Grad Rate: 32%, Detroit News
School officials “convinced” that more black students graduate than study says.
Parents say they will incur huge debts rather than send children to mixed schools.
Chicago Looks to ‘Turnarounds’ to Lift Failing Schools, Christian Science Monitor
New approach: paint the place; fire the teachers; keep the students.
Latest desperate effort to raise black scores.
California Students Fare Well in AP Exams, Los Angeles Times
Except for blacks.
Resegregation of U.S. Schools Deepening, Christian Science Monitor
More than half of Charlotte elementary schools are either 90 percent black or 90 percent white.
What’s It Worth To Study? $8/Hour, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Object is to see whether paying students to study improves classroom skills.
Dumb Down Class, Asks Principal Memo, New York Daily News
High-school senior says it’s already “too much of an easy ride.”
Report: Seattle’s Gifted Program Favors Whites, Seattle Times
Too many gifted students in Seattle Public Schools are white.
9-Year Old Suspended for ‘Hate Crime’, KPNX-TV (Phoenix)
Maoism alive and well in Glendale, Arizona.
Feds propose reports of graduation rates by race.
Racism Growing on Campuses, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader
And the solution? More diversity “initiatives.”
Bar committee refuses to turn over data.
School Integration Is Not the Answer, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times
Self-segregation: “the most natural thing people do.”
Puzzling Racial Gap, Hartford (Connecticut) Courant
School board member: “Race has nothing to do with it, absolutely zero.”
Iowa Leads U.S. in Ratio of Black Students Suspended, The Daily Iowan
Blacks are 5 percent of students but 22 percent of the suspensions.