Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blacks Only Schools

In a rather odd turn of events, the Toronto School Board has decided to open a blacks only school (or to use a more politically correct phrase, Afro-Centric).

The reason is, perhaps, noble. Apparently students from the Caribbean have a 40% dropout rate while students in the general population have a 23% dropout rate. And yet one needs to question whether segregating by race is a good idea. Surely there are other ways to deal with the problem.

Of course I'm waiting for the next group who has a higher than average dropout rate to insist that they get their own schools with a customized curriculum. And having done it for one racial group, I'm sure the courts will insist that it be done for others.

2 Comments:

Anonymous jgriffin316 said...

Toronto already has a "queers only" school and "natives only" school. This isn't setting the trend its following it. BTW, the students at the natives only school consistently perform at well below average levels. During the last round of standardized testing not one of the students passed let alone got an average mark.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Ed LeBlanc said...

An intersting social experiment to be sure. I've posted comments at
http://edleblanc.blogspot.com/2008/02/are-afro-centric-schools-answer.html

8:10 AM  

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