Skip to comments.Charlotte Taskforce Recommends All Male, All Black K-12 School
Posted on 08/08/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, are taking a moment to reevaluate things.
According to WBTV, district superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison has taken steps to confront serious problems in the education system. Of the 22 task forces Morrison created, one is tasked with addressing recurring problems of the black male youth. In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district during last year alone, 20,000 black males were given short-term suspensions while 3,000 white males were given the same punishment.
The discrepancy was one motivating for the task force to recommend the founding of a new, all male, all black school.
Proponents argue that such a school would be safer and foster greater empathy.
The African American male wouldnt have to argue over females, says rising 9th grader George Whitley. And we can just get along and relate to each other. We wouldnt have to worry about insults and racism.
However, the school may encounter some legal troubles. Mary McCray, chairperson of the school board, argues, If we are going to have an all-black school, all male school then we must create an all female school because of Title IX. On the one hand, an all-male school may alleviate some tension. On the other hand, the presence of girls may have a mollifying effect on adolescent boys.
This is to say nothing of the troubles of implementing a one-race school program when students of other races apply from the surrounding area. Some have raised concerns of a return to segregation.
The proposal is still being discussed.
It’s for the Victims of Racism, don’tcha know.
My older son graduated from, and my younger son currently attends an all-male high school. I graduated from the same school. It was a great experience. As an aside, my older son is friends with the author of this article. Small world.
Instead of job placement after graduation, they will have prison placement...
Haven't we already had this discussion?
....and sing Kum-by-ya and make smores and be happy-happy-happy...........
I think an all male black school is a great idea -— just as long as they have an equally-funded all white male school too. And if they want an all-female black school and an all-female white school too, then more power to them. But let’s not forget the all-Hispanic and all-Asian schools either. And for good measure, lets have an all-LGBT school too, but just one, so we don’t end up with a dozen different sub-categories. (An all-LGBT school is particularly attractive because the decision to have only one kind of bathroom should be much easier.)
So george Wallace was right???
I say go for it if it will change them from being the thugs they are set to become today, it SURE ain’t workin this way!!!
I chose to go to an all-girl high school 200 miles away from home. I was a good student, but too popular (girlish blush) and asked to go away so I could actually learn something. Fortunately, parents could afford it. It was a really excellent experience. Vacations back home ? I’m not admitting anything, but teenagers are required to be a little bit rebellious.
So if these black boys can benefit from removing distractions, results may be positive. Yah, segregation, but voluntary. THAT in itself could lead in a good direction, if that’s what it takes.
Sorry, George. But "insults and racism" are not why black males fail in school. They fail because many don't give a damn, don't want to learn, disrupt class, fight, deal drugs on campus, consider studying as "acting white", etc. etc.
On the other hand, the presence of girls may have a mollifying effect on adolescent boys.
For the last gazillion years, teenage girls DO NOT have a "mollifying" effect on teenage boys. Just the opposite. Teenage boys preen and pose in front of them, get turned on by the modern whorish clothes they wear and fight each other over girls.
This article is too stupid to breathe.
Sounds like old fashioned southern SEGREGATION to me.
I’m from the intermountain area of the Rockies where everyone went to school together.
When my dad dragged us kids kicking and screaming to the Ozarks, the first thing we heard on the news was desegregation in Little Rock’s Central High!
I asked my dad,,”What is segregation?”
When he told me I could not comprehend it!
Then came Mississippi, Alabama, Ga. What had we gotten into! but then we lived in a section of the Ozarks where WE were the hated outsiders as everyone at our school was kin to everyone else in our school, except us, even though we were all the same race.
It’s not going to change them from being the thugs they are today.
It will affirm everything they are and believe.
Better to have at least the individual classes separated by sex during the peak of the hormonal tsunamis that define teenager-hood.
More focus of classwork than asswork, if you will.
It's clear to even the most casual of (non-NEA union member) observers that the current system isn't working.
With uniforms, to stifle their creative mode of dress?
Good, all those “Black Studies” and “Negro Studies” degrees can get put to use teaching these kids.
Best put the “experts” on the case.
But somehow I don’t think those degree earners will be signing up to teach in the inner city, but will instead opt for the suburbs. Call me skeptical.
It was like that when I was growing up, which as I remember wasn't all that bad, but for some reason they decided not to do it that way anymore.
Been done many times. Try a Conway, SC, High School, circa 1977. Brand new building. Stunning. Had multiple theaters and a massive commons. Trashed in 2 years. Trashed. Torn seats, holes in walls, windows broken, theaters destroyed, classrooms vandalized, parking lot looked like a tornado hit it, etc. Even the buses looked trashed. All black school.