“Some school observers point out that the city needs to be careful to avoid creating a new high school that would be largely segregated by race or income.”
So the answer is, continue the force busing for Wilmington city high school and middle students to suburban high schools and middle schools! But God forbid rather than not building new elementary schools for Pike Creek and Hockessin bus white students into empty seats in Warner and Shortlidge!
Is the News Journal saying schools racially identified by the color white isn’t an issue? Good old Delaware! Whites don’t complaint going to predominately white schools but feel predominately black schools fuels segregation. The reason the city needs to be careful is whites fear the return to segregated schools may imposed force busing where white will once again be forced to attend city schools.
The Neighborhood Schools Act failed to address the problem and only created a law where whites benefit more. The new schools being built in the suburbs are being done because the laws says children need to attend to the closest school. Red Clay has not traditional middle or high school in the city of Wilmington. Why? Aren’t they obligated to follow the Neighborhood Schools Act?
The News Journal will be hosting another community kick the can fest Monday night, “The discussion is just beginning. It will continue Monday night at an Imagine Delaware forum sponsored by The News Journal Media Group. The location is the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. All concerned citizens should join the discussion. “
The News Journal’s love affair with Governor Markell and Rodel has been a hindrance to addressing the real problems.