Comments: Desegregation consternation

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Excellent summary as usual Hube. The full circle use of Neighborhood Schools Law is classic interpretation! I still can't believe that the Brandywine District is still able to snuff their nose at this law by not changing patterns?

Posted by cardinals fan at April 15, 2007 06:26 PM

"The obvious thing that comes to mind is that maybe the problem is not the schools, nor the law."

This might be the obvious answer to someone who hasn't seen many of the schools that majority black students end up attending.

If you saw the over crowded classes, life weary teachers, 10+ yr old books and learning conditions you might just understand why it could be a little hard for any kid let alone a black one to learn.

I will say that you need caring parents who are willing to take advantage of free tutoring and will help their kid focus on school but it is indeed a two part problem (home and school).

Posted by T at April 24, 2007 09:12 PM

T: I am specifically addressing the New Castle County schools in this case, none of which possess the attributes you note. Nor do many other schools. Nevertheless, there certainly ARE schools that do possess them.

But, being acquainted with real 3rd world poverty, I've seen schools that'd kill for the infrastructure and materials that even the worst urban schools have. And with a fraction of what even those schools have, they get results. So, IMO, home is the MUCH bigger factor in the equation.

Posted by Hube at April 24, 2007 09:17 PM