A majority of Americans now say that race relations in the United States are bad, according to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll, which showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades.
Kilroy has been bitching for years about the inequalities and the force busing that still exist in Wilmington Delaware.
Yes force busing still exist and it’s not a real social issues because it only applies to Wilmington students mostly black being bused to suburban traditional schools. Also being victimized by a school choice program more obtainable for whites.
How many traditional public high schools in Wilmington are there? NONE! How many traditional Red Clay middle and high schools are located in Wilmington? NONE! How do Wilmington’s poor minorities whose parents don’t have reliable transportation take advantage of Choice school? THEY DON’T. Why are all the new elementary schools being built in Red Clay targeted in white growth areas in the suburbs?
Wilmington has been deemed one of the worst cities in America re: MURDER! What’s going on in Wilmington isn’t a result of bad cops or policing! When you have a public schools system lead by self-proclaimed capitalist it all becomes about money and appeasing white friends even to the extent of giving a few select brothers a $$$$$ taste.
All the new money being pumped into Delaware’s public education including “priority schools” hasn’t yielded more classroom teachers. It has created more administrative positions, consultants, more testing, more so-called investments in new assessment tools aka more testing and charter schools that fuel re-segregation warehousing black children in commercial buildings without outdoor sports fields and amenities rivaling predominantly white charter schools.
In deed a racial time bomb is ticking in American and “Delaware”. Arne Duncan equates the latest education reform initiatives as a civil rights movement! He claims, education is the most important civil rights issue of this generation. Hello McFly Duncan, civil rights itself in the broad sense is the most important civil rights issue of “everyday”.
Folks, why is Title 1 funding being used to pay SAT fees for all students even those not classified living in poverty? Why did Governor Markell request a NCLB wavier eliminating SES requirement provisions? Why did Governor Markell request a NCLB wavier eliminating the requirement provisions of Title 1 Section 1118? Why is Governor Markell turning his back on charter school individuals using school monies as personal piggy-banks! Why is Governor Markell turning his back on excessive out of state transportation for DE DOE and many schools particularly high poverty charter schools? Collaboration should start at home in “Delaware” not Vegas !
Wilmington school children are failing because Wilmington parents aren’t stepping up! The recent events in America involving young blacks is a social concern for all of us. However, when will Wilmington’s parents march protesting the murdering of their children’s education or one way busing? The condition of Delaware public education that serves black children is murder! The stamping out the voice of parents by the governor is murder! Delaware DOE’s alignment to political agenda serving the egos of the likes of Jack Markell is murder! Without fair and equitable education afforded to our children of color their future holds greater chances of being a murderer or being murder than that of their white peers. Equitable is the keyword
The injustices at the hands of justice and police is a major concern ripping at the fabrics of America. However, the behavior of our governor and his band of political DE DOE political puppets is immoral.
Waiting and allowing rich white billionaire and millionaire white men to lead black children to a more prosperous public education is like waiting for Santa Claus to come down the chimney in July.