Red Clay’s School Board creates a new committee to investigate charter and magnet school admissions policies for possible prejudice.
Board member Kenneth Rivera, District C, introduced the topic at Wednesday night’s meeting.
“If you look at the demographics at some of the schools, it is a vast disproportionate number of students who are of low income, special ed, certain races who are not attending certain schools,” Rivera says. “So my question is, why?”
As commenter Publius often notes over at Kilroy’s, Red Clay is simply responding to demand. WDEL continues:
There’s no doubt charter and magnet schools in Red Clay School District are a popular option.
Yes, and separate drinking fountains were once a popular option in certain quarters.
But race aside,
Numbers also show 53.9 percent of kids in Red Clay are considered low-income, but 5.7 percent of Charter School of Wilmington students are low-income. […]
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