Parents, students, elected officials and religious leaders rallied Monday, calling for a new school district structure and funding system. They said city children should be put into one or two districts, putting an end to a school system drafted more than 30 years ago that split the students among four school districts and bused many to schools far from home as part of federal court-ordered desegregation. In 1995, a federal court ruled that busing had worked and lifted the desegregation order. The four districts remain
“Deseg was a mistake,” said Charles Potter Jr., a city councilman. “We need local control, and we are going to get it.”
“We cannot let [state leaders] make decisions in isolation,” Street said.
Jea, Markell is the so-called change agent and Markell is pulling the strings of DOE and the State Board of Education. Markell is not responsible for the condition of education prior to the day he took office. However, Markell is taking education down a painful road for the sake of repaying his campaign contributions made by the founders of rodel and many business roundtable folks who want control of education. MARKELL IS NOW RESPONSIBLE
In the 15 years since the desegregation order was lifted, schools slowly appear to be re-segregating due to a combination of new policies — charter schools, legislation allowing school choice through inter- and intra-district open enrollment, and the Neighborhood Schools Act of 2000, which sends children to schools closest to their homes
JACK MARKELL KNEW ALL THESE CONCERNS PRIOR TO TAKING OFFICE AND IN EFFORTS TO WIN THE BLACK VOTE HE GAVE LIP-SERVICE AS IF HE WOULD ADDRESS THESE CONCERNS. SEE FOR YOURSELF IN THIS VIDEO
There’s not a concern that creating a city school system would decrease diversity, Street said, adding the racial make-up of the schools attended by city children already is skewed. “The schools don’t have diversity in them now,” he said
“Skewed” ? No ! It was design and none of Markell agents Skipper or Rodel made issue with the appearance of re-segregation. The roundtable Privateers rather black poverty students be rounded up in groups so that they can maximize their profits.
Governor Jack Markell so prouding injected himself in a protest of union members.