Sep 25, 2012, The Tennessean
The Metro Nashville school board will take the first step toward creating an official diversity plan tonight by considering a proposal drafted by Director of Schools Jesse Register and consultant Leonard Stevens.(link)
One of the proposals is that no school be more than 50% of any race or ethnic group. This would apply to charter schools also. Some of the miracles in education improvement have taken place in inner city charter schools that are majority Black. A good example is The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis which is almost all Black student body. Students are excelling and they are not sitting next to whites to do it. There is nothing magical about sitting next to a white kid.
Do we want to sacrifice giving a child a great education to some politically correct mathematical formula?