The stage is being set for Christina School District’s Wilmington schools to be handed over to Red Clay. The “law” will force this to happen. Once this happens Red Clay will be on the hot-seat to address de facto segregation and do some soul searching about their sins whereas they force middle and high school Wilmington students to ride buses to Red Clay suburban middle and high schools. Red Clay has systematically created a suburban schools system that leans towards serving white students. New Red Clay suburban schools are being built with district leaders claiming the Neighborhood Schools Act forces them to do so. However, no middle or high schools in Wilmington. Is there equity when in comes to building neighborhood schools? Was Red Clay counting on charter schools to cover their sins?
Red Clay will be forced to face it’s demons seeded in a long ago anti-desegregation movement. Am I being too harsh or a nut-job with this analogy? But tell me, why aren’t there any Red Clay traditional middle or high schools in the city limits of Wilmington? Why was Red Cay allow to restructure Conrad into a K-12 all Choice magnet school with a specific interest student enrollment process at the same time defacing their state board Neighborhood Schools plan which was required by law? Why wasn’t there DE DOE public hearings on Red Clay modifying it’s Neighborhood Schools Plan? Why is there still force busing outbound Wilmington?
So what do you see in your crystal ball re: changes and impact in Red Clay once they become the new caretakers of Christina’s Wilmington schools?