Blog Post #7 The Problem We All Live With

While  I was listening to the two hours worth of podcasts and the hour long video I was wondering if the problems that they are mentioning will ever go away. When they had talked about combining the schools since one was shut down that had made me think about how my town is planning to shut down one of the eight elementary schools because of how the building is falling apart and is under preforming. The elementary school my town is debating on shutting down is either MacDonough Elementary or Spencer Elementary. I have personally never went to one of the meetings to debate on the topic but I know enough of the topic to understand what it going on. Even though many of you do not know of the schools I’m talking about since the schools are located just under two hours away. Another thing that happened in my town that reminded me of the podcast was when the parents were mad that the Black and Latino kids were coming into their majority white school. Five plus years ago the school district had to re-sort the schools because there started to be a trend of  how more than eighty percent of some schools were of the same or similar racial backgrounds either a type of African American, Spanish  or White. The parents were fine with the redistricting because of race if anything they were more annoyed about the fact that their child had to take a bus across town just so the school district can fit the standards the state has set.

Here is a link to more information on the Brown vs. Board case. And the picture below is also a political cartoon on the segregation of schools.

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