Skip to comments.Schools at odds in racial division - Hearne ISD sues nearby Mumford for "white flight"
Posted on 08/03/2003 12:44:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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I understand...they're the ones who keep their jobs. If a teacher pushes the level and brings it up (s)he gets to move. It's sad, but true and no one will defend you. This is a barometer of the downfall of the nation. You have mail.
Gosh, that wouldn't have been a ruling by a liberal activist judge, would it?
I went to Hearne High School and graduated from there. I now have two brothers that attend Mumford. Yes I am white, but I had no problem attending a predominatly black school. The problem I have with Hearne Schools now is the lack of educationl excellence. Students have every right to choose where they want to go to school if the school they go to is not fulfilling its academic responsiblilites. Hearne I'm sorry to say is not doing that at all.
Two school districts embroiled in racial tug of war (this one has it all: choice, naacp, money tug)***MUMFORD - About 70 white students were turned away from their schools here for two days this week as their parents, school administrators and civil rights attorneys fought the latest round in a racially charged legal battle between two small-town Central Texas school districts.
A ruling Friday will allow the students, who had transferred from lower-performing schools in nearby Hearne, to return to their classrooms in Mumford on Monday.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay to allow the transfer students to remain until a hearing in early October. Students, some of whom have attended the 460- student Mumford district since kindergarten, were banned earlier this week, after U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice ruled that their transfers violated federal desegregation laws by significantly altering the racial makeup of the school districts.
......"This is an education flee. They're running to get an education. It's not about race or color," said Tim Johnson, a 1985 graduate of Hearne High, whose 13-year-old son attends Mumford. "I feel sorry for the kids that are (at Hearne) and cannot get out and go somewhere else."
....."It was awful," said Reed, adding that teachers were starting to organize to home-school children who didn't want to attend Hearne schools.......***
Our school district closed my kids' school in June. Out of 31 elementary schools to choose from (and 8 on the California list of failing schools that could be taken over by the state), the district chose our school. It had the 6th highest test scores in the district and was a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished school.
The district made a list of 8 potential schools to close. None of the schools in the primarily hispanic part of town where enrollment is dropping were on the list.
Out of the 8 schools, they didn't want to close a magnet school that costs twice as much to operate and has lower test scores because they wanted to give the lower income children more choice in schooling.
exposer = exposure.
The school admitting the 'white' kids apparently has a superior record when it comes to actually educating children, and the parents of the 'white' kids can actually pay for this superiour educatioin.
Is that about right?
Well pardon me for taking things to the extreme but it seems that the correct 'judicial rememdy' is for the Judge to order that all the 'white' kids be required to attend the admittedly inferior school. If necessary , the Judge can order Marshalls in to ensure that his order is enforced.
To take this entire silly thing to its logical extreme, the Judge could also order that no 'white' families can move out as that would obviously constitute 'white flight' on a larger scale.
Hell, maybe the Judge could order the County to put up a large barbed wire fence around the neighborhood in question just to make sure none of the families affected by his order can vote with their feet.
So what ever happened in the Mumford vs Hearne fight? The courts ever rule?