"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Shelby County Plans to Whiten Suburban Schools and to Drop Civil Rights Lawsuit

In a plan drawn up in the back rooms of the local political elites, Shelby County stands poised to do what most thought impossible: to make Shelby County Schools more segregated.  The plan calls for the County to hold on to three schools in Germantown and one in Millington, where significant numbers of  black non-municipal County children live who are now attending the four schools that are within the boundaries of Germantown and Millington, respectively.  

At the same time that this plan moves forward, the County Commission is poised to drop the civil rights lawsuit they previously filed to stop the creating of municipal boutique school districts--a lawsuit that claimed that such leafy boutiques would resegregate schools.  Now that the County Schools have joined in the resegregation plan, I supposed it would not be fitting for the County to sue itself.

According to the Commercial Appeal,  SCS is suddenly concerned with the negative aspects of disruption for the children of the leafy suburbs. It would seem that SCS is 100 percent in support of disruption when it comes to closing schools in the City, firing teachers, moving children, and confining them in segregated corporate charter schools.

To further illustrate SCS hypocrisy, we find Mr. Hopson, the Superintendent, suddenly concerned that county children attending muni schools will not be represented by a school board member, where they can take their concerns and grievances. Where is Mr. Hopson's concern for the thousands of Memphis children contained in lockdown corporate reform charters who have no school board representation or any public protection from the clueless missionaries who have been put in charge of the ASD assigned chain gangs?


5 comments:

  1. Folks. This is a fine article as almost all of them are. But PLEASE identify just where is the place you discuss. Not all of us are aware where Shelby County is.

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  2. Sorry, Memphis is in Shelby County, which is not Ground Zero for the CorpEd machine. You may think of Memphis as New Orleans North minus the hurricane.

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  3. Sorry, Memphis is in Shelby County, which is not Ground Zero for the CorpEd machine. You may think of Memphis as New Orleans North minus the hurricane.

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  4. Sorry, Memphis is in Shelby County, which is not Ground Zero for the CorpEd machine. You may think of Memphis as New Orleans North minus the hurricane.

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  5. Great article.Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the way you write.

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