Hamden Creates Redistricting Plan to Counteract School’s Racial Imbalance

Michael Bellmore, New Haven Register, December 6, 2012

A redistricting plan will go into effect next school year to counteract racial imbalance at Church Street School, sending scores of students to nearby Helen Street School.

The move is necessary to comply with state law.

According to Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz, Hamden was asked to address the issue by the state Department of Education because minority students at Church Street School represented 25 percent more of the student body than is the average for other schools in the district.

To comply with state law, the new redistricting plan will send approximately 40 students from Church Street School to Helen Street School for the 2013-14 school year.


“The administration has been working on it since June, to come up with a plan that would have the least amount of impact on students and their families,” Rabinowitz said. “We realize that it’s very difficult to move from one school to another, but we have to comply with state statutes, so this seemed to be the very best solution.”

Mayor Scott Jackson said undoubtedly this is a “difficult issue for parents because they come to love their local school.”


According to a press release issued by the school superintendent’s office, “This plan was presented to the state Board of Education in the context of a long-term plan for Hamden Public Schools.” The town will be exploring possible renovations of Hamden schools to “accommodate growing student population and changing demographics.” {snip}


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  • ncpride

    New Haven, Connecticut? My – oh – my. I’m sure they’ll so enjoy that wonderful diversity!

    • The__Bobster

      Oh, they’ve been “enjoying” it for a long time.


      New Haven’s growth continued during the two World Wars, with most new inhabitants being African Americans from the American South and Puerto Ricans. The city reached its peak population after World War II. The area of New Haven is only 17 square miles (44 km2), encouraging further development of new housing after 1950 in adjacent, suburban towns. Moreover, as in other U.S. cities in the 1950s, New Haven began to suffer from an exodus of middle-class workers.

      There are 52,941 housing units at an average density of 2,808.5 per square mile (1,084.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 42.6% White, 35.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 27.4% of the population.[35] Non-Hispanic Whites were 31.8% of the population in 2010,[36] down from 69.6% in 1970.[37] The city’s demography is shifting rapidly: New Haven has always been a city of immigrants and currently the Latino population is growing rapidly. Previous influxes among ethnic groups have been African-Americans in the postwar era, and Irish, Italian and (to a lesser degree) Slavic peoples in the prewar period.

      • i am

        There were a lot of gun makers in New haven Connecticut. Winchester, Colt, Marlin, and maybe a few others.

        • Most of the domestic firearms industry was until recently based in either Connecticut or Massachusetts. But they’re slowing finding new states for home offices because of those states’ politics on 2nd Amendment issues, and also seeking lower tax rates.

      • ncpride

        Wow, I had no idea New Haven had that much..um.. diversity. So they are taking aim at Hamden now…. Hmmm

        • IstvanIN

          Southern Connecticut, from 95, reminded me of the Bronx.

  • Oil Can Harry

    If this is state law it must be repealed.

    However I’m not optimistic: Connecticut is a blue state overflowing with clueless p.c. white idiots. And of course they’re the highest taxed state in the union.

  • anarchyst

    Fran Rabinowitz is of the tribe . ..

    • JH

      Why dont you read the article – it was not her idea, it came from the State Dept. Of Education.

      • anarchyst

        I DID read the article. Any “administrator” with “cojones” would have found a way around these misguided policies.

        • JH

          Sure – and face a lawsuit and loss of her job. Because that is the pre- ordained result. So, so easy to suggest. So Easy to talk cojones when you have nothing on the line. If this woman had wanted this, she would have implemented it before the State showed up. What she did on her own – in fact – was to produce at least one good school. That is what she did. The State however would not allow that. Look at the make-up of the Dept. Of Education, quit fixating on the name of the administrator. She will soon be replaced for not being diverse enough for the population anyway. That is also pre-ordained.

        • steve

          Fran Rabinowitz is Pure Gentile Catholic. She took her husband’s name. You can look it up. She almost became a nun. So what were you saying?

          • IstvanIN

            She almost became a nun but didn’t marry Catholic? Says quite a bit about her.

          • steve

            Wwhat does it say about the dept of education making her do this?

          • IstvanIN

            Government is the problem, not the solution, we all know that.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I feel bad for the poor white students at Helen Street School. Here comes the diversity; they’re going to get enriched.

    • Ulick

      Time for those parents to consider private school. Yet more money out of white people’s pockets to avoid the cultural enrichment of diversity.

      • dd121

        If you read the mission statement of most private schools, “diversity” is usually at the top of the list. Guess you can home school the kiddies.

        • 5n4k33y35

          Start with home-schooling and then create new private schools.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    School redistricting up there in the Land of Abolition is Jefferson Davis’ revenge.

    Spread the misery far and wide, O Thou Great Diversity!

  • “The administration has been working on it since June, to come up with a
    plan that would have the least amount of impact on students and their

    Here’s a plan. Leave everyone alone and let them sort it out themselves.

    This is just a small example of the high cost of diversity.

    • i am

      It is always up to white children to solve the problems of incompetent administrators.

    • StillModerated

      a plan that would have the least amount of impact on students and their

      When a bureaucratic report says that they mean the exact opposite.

  • Katherine McChesney

    This world is literally becoming a nightmare with all the pandering to blacks. I’m so grateful I was in school before integration. The town where I graduated is now 82% black and 15% white. I can only imagine what a cesspool it is now that they have a black female mayor and a black sheriff. It was small-town America when I was there. Unfortunately, our children don’t have the opportunity I did to thrive in my white community.

  • i am

    “Hamden Creates Redistricting Plan to Counteract School’s Racial Imbalance”

    At first I thought it said “… Racial Imbeciles'”

  • StillModerated

    Hamden is over 80% white, but I’m certain the Rabinowitz will figure out a way to do something horrible. Maybe she’ll bus the non-whites to New Haven which in some census tracts is as much as 85% bantu.

    • I doubt Rabinowitz lives among the bantus and that she would ever send one of her kids to a bantu school.

      • IstvanIN

        How many blacks go to Yeshivas?

        • Steve

          Fran Rabinowiz is Gentile – a Catholic. She took her husband’s name. Look it up. Or blame it on her name if you are lazy.

          • IstvanIN

            So she married out, still a traitor.

          • IstvanIN

            Are her children Roman Catholic? I doubt it.

          • steve

            How would we know that? Under Jewish law they are not Jews, that goes by the mother. They are not in Yeshivas. And Catholics can marry in the Church if they promise to raise the children Catholic. I would guess the children are Roman Catholic, even if they have to get into periodic fights about their last name.

          • IstvanIN

            Her choice of a mate shows exactly whose side she is on.

  • JackKrak

    Isn’t this an implicit admission that too many blacks in one place is a problem?

  • Hirene

    White students are nothing more than guinea pigs. It is criminal.

  • What could possibly go wrong?

    (sarcasm off)

  • I’m amazed that the phrase “realize their full potential” is nowhere to be found in this article. From what I see and hear, we’re now living in the Era of Every Loser Schmuck Realizing His Full Potential (TM) — Everything from mutual funds to e-mail addresses with special domain names to hanging naked upside down on a tree doing inverted sit-ups to computer operating systems is said to help you “realize your full potential.”

    If a good ole fashioned deseg program isn’t a full potential realizer whatchmcdoogle, I don’t know what is.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Blacks feel they can only succeed if they are around Whites but Whites feel the exact opposite. That tells you all you really need to know.

  • BillC

    Jacksonville, FL; Charlotte, NC and many other school districts went through years of turmoil over unnecessary court ordered busing…now the shoe is on the other foot for our northern cousins who have to experience the same anxieties that parents elsewhere had to suffer.

    • StillModerated

      Oh come on, Bill! The good democrats were all in favor of integrating schools in Mississippi, but when it got stuffed down the throats of Bostonians, they quickly enrolled their atheist kids into Catholic schools. And this was during the 60s.

  • Bobbala

    Isn’t it funny how all the governments most universally beloved and unquestionably indespensible ideas and programs are never, ever voluntary. Not that anyone would ever think of declining the invitation.

    • IstvanIN

      Anything the government has to shove down the public’s throat is usually bad. Most people agree that we need traffic regulations. Most people do not agree with forced integration (regardless of what they say) and run away from it.

  • Jeff

    I think this is wonderful. I love school busing, forced integration, and Section 8. All of these programs give white liberals a chance to experience the richness of diversity. All of these programs will, eventually, drive more clicks on Amren.com.

    As for the school, it will collapse within a short period of time. As parents start hearing about the advanced their daughters are experiencing, their sons experimenting with drugs, or (even worse) the first time a white high school girl gets pregnant with a mulatto, all the other white parents will see a flash of reality and get their children out. My own school district is super-white and super-liberal, and they are now reaching out to enriched schools to bring some enrichment here, and I’m sure there will be (at some point) one pregnancy, and then the schools here will collapse within months.

  • I think the best way, currently, to get around such horrible laws is to have lots of white kids self-identify as “African American” or “Hispanic”. That way their school can be integrated and still remain safe.


  • Bernie

    My grandparents (now dead) lived in Hamden in their later years after being ethnically cleansed from New Haven. I grew up in the suburbs of New Haven. Lots of race realism to say the least among the second and third generation ethnics I grew up with.