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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Huntsville City Schools refuses to fulfill their legal obligation to eliminate segregation "root and branch" Sigh

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May the farce be with you...

Huntsville City Schools and the Department of Justice held their final hearing of the public on the proposed the proposed consent order aimed at ending Huntsville City Schools' longtime federal desegregation order in the auditorium of Huntsville High School.  The first two hearings at Lee and Colombia were sparsely attended, but this one was well attended after someone started the rumor if the consent order were to be approved by Judge Haikala it would require students in south Huntsville to be bussed to scary, crime infested, north Huntsville schools where students are required to wear uniforms so administrators can differentiate them from gang members.

Complete with an online petition, which I hope they don't ignore like they did the J.O.Johnson students petition to keep their name, and lots of supporters,  including the Garrison Commander of Redstone Arsenal, students and parents pleaded with the Justice Department to just leave them the heck alone. They heaped praise on school district officials.  Hall Bryant Jr, who has grandchildren enrolled in Huntsville City Schools said Superintendent Casey Wardynski was not hired to "win a popularity contest."  

You got that right.  Casey Wardynski is doing the job he was hired to do.
Casey you have to break the mold and prove you're not afraid of minorities, democrats, liberals, aclu (sic) types and the entire entitlement crowd! Do that, and you'll be doing the job you were hired to do! Oh yeah, not to mention striking down all racial transfers. And that includes allowing not allowing whites to racially transfer either. If you don't like where your child goes to school, move to where they can be zoned into a school of your preference, that's what I had to do!
That was the tone and tenor of most of speakers, if they weren't whining about being zoned from one great school to another great school, they were bragging about their ability to purchase a home in a "good school district" thereby confirming a defacto separate and unequal school district.

But, but, "unfairness of life"...

To be fair, I  can't blame south Huntsville parents for their activism. It would not be fair if the government forced them to enroll their children to failing public schools, but that's exactly what north Huntsville parents are forced to do. They are at the mercy of Majority to Minority Transfers, Magnet Schools (all on the north side of town), and other gimmicks designed to enhance desegregation.

It is obvious this school district is determined to maintain a dual school system.
Although the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown was ultimately unanimous, it occurred only after a hard-fought, multi-year campaign to persuade all nine justices to overturn the “separate but equal” doctrine that their predecessors had endorsed in the Court’s infamous 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. 
Time will tell the truth...
The consent order has not yet been approved by the school board. It also must be approved by the court before it can be implemented. 
U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala has scheduled a March 11 hearing on the consent order at the federal courthouse in Huntsville.
Stay Tuned.

6 comments:

Upset Resident said...

You are right in that you should not be required to go to a school farther from your home than your current school and as you sad people that move to better sides of town or live there already do it for the schools,low crime etc etc.

I do disagree with calling a school a "failing school' schools do not fail students do! I said it before all city schools have teachers with college degrees to teach! The students are the ones not doing what it takes to be successful and pass!I would venture to say if we swapped Butler teachers with Huntsville High teachers for 2 years there would be NO CHANGE in failing or passing because it is the STUDENT that fails!!!

Redeye said...

I didn't say you should not be required to got to a school farther from your home than your current schools. I said parents shouldn't be forced to send their children to failing schools.

I didn't say people move to a better side of town or live there already do it for the schools, low crime etc. etc. I said if they they weren't whining about being zoned from one great school to another great school, they were bragging about their ability to purchase a home in a "good school district" thereby confirming a defacto separate and unequal school district.

Do students fail to learn, or do teachers fail to teach?

Schools are failing because those in charge are failing the schools, and share your misguided point of view.


Upset Resident said...

So by your thinking all the teachers,principals and others employed at Butler, Johnson, Mcnair,MLK,Rolling Hills,etc etc SUCK at teaching but the teachers at Grissom Huntsville High etc are GREAT!That's ABSURD!! STUDENTS FAIL NOT THE TEACHERS PRINCIPALS ETC!!

Redeye said...

That is not by my thinking. That is by your thinking. Students fail because principals hire teachers that fail to teach.

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