School busing based on race, ENDS!
June 29, 2007 10:41am CST
Here in my town 5 families took the issue to the Supreme Court and won with a vote 5 to 4 to reform our education busing system. This came on the heals of students denied admittance into their home school because the race quota had already been meet. It was rejection based on race, completely against the whole idea behind busing, which was to prevent racism. Here is the full story... http://www.wlky.com/news/13585811/detail.html So what is your opinion? Should the whole busing idea just be scrapped and each child attends schools in their own cluster regardless what percent is white or black? OR Should the system stay the same and schools regardless of how far children have to travel, have to meet a quota based on race?
• United States
17 Aug 07
My kids went to a multiracial school so it was never a question but looking at schools in the heart of detroit its hard to say that race isnt a factor as far as education goes. The schools there are in worse shape than some of the turn of the century factories I have been in and it doesnt help with trying to keep kids positive and focussed on what they need to do when you are trying to learn in that kind of environment. We also have school of choice which means if you have a stay at home mom or dad you can send yor kids to a better (private) school if you drive them but than that means that the public schools loose funding. If children are our future and we get back what we put into them than I am afraid the future is going to be very sad becuase they arent really getting what they need.