Diversity without racial assignment

Wake County, North Carolina stopped assigning students by race and started using socioeconomic status instead. Bety explains why the district changed and how it’s worked.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Time to start busing administrators – out of town. Of course, teaching is so boring I can understand how much more thrilling it is to uplift the downtrodden and trod down the uplifted.

  2. I wonder how much money goes to diversity consultants.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    I hope I live long enough to see the twin enemies of justice, diversity and jerrymandering, flushed away.

  4. We really do need more accountability in education. That’d make saving the world and righting all injustice secondary to making sure the kids can read.

    And really, is this belabored economic egalitarianism better then the race-based variety? Is rubbing poor kids up against rich kids going to do better at whatever the hell the intention is then having black kids rubbing up against white kids? If the proponents of this sort of thing could produce one worthwhile case in which academic success were transferable by contact, like a skin rash, there might be something of value in the programs. As it is, the only people who seem to get anything of value from the programs are the noisy proponents and all they get is a warm glow satisfaction.

  5. Walter E. Wallis says:

    My school bus driving son in law has just retired to a comfortable pension thanks to busing. I am afraid that too many folk are invested in this sillyness to let go without a fight. Perhaps dividing by weight, or height?
    Just do it alphabetically the way God intended.