Theres a little situation going on in the county where I live, and I am wanting to see what everyones opinion is.
Our citys schools are the highest in the county with test scores and graduation rates. This town is 99.9% caucasion community.
The adjoining city has the lowest test scores and graduation rate, and they have lots of crime and violence in the school system. These schools, the causcasions are the minoroty, and are constantly picked on and harrased. It is just one of those towns.
The state has said that if we do not get more minoritys in our school system, then they will cut funding.
The county wants to bus the kids from the adjoining city to our school to equalize test scores.
Me personally, I am not racist in any way, so don't take me wrong, but I see no excuse for bussing in kids who don't act right no matter what the color of thier skin, to help equalize test scores. To me this is saying that they are going to bring kids who are not as advanced in learning to our school, to lower the scores to match the adjoining city so they don't look so bad. Am I wrong in percieving it like this?
As far as the community, if you want your child to go to school here, move here. Theres no sign that says only white people can live here. Be a part of the community and contribute. Don't expect your child to get a free handie because of the color of thier skin. I can garuntee if I wanted my child to go to school there they would not send a bus to my house to pick her up and take her.
Sorry this just chaps my ass.