posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:04 PM
In Rayville, Louisiana, the elementary school is expected to receive a failing grade. Students will be allowed to transfer to 1 of 2 higher scoring
school nearby. But not all students will be allowed to transfer. White students will not be eligible for this and must remain at the failing school.
Here is a picture of the letter sent out to parents of students at Rayville Elementary.
it says the image has been removed or deleted but it hasn't. You can find it at the link below:
Both of the alternative schools are in very small towns and are likely (I can't show proof) predominately white. I would assume the schools or
school system wants to keep or encourage some sort of balance and diversity. Several years ago, in nearby Ouachita Parish, a new school was built in
a predominately black area inside the parish. White students who went to Ouachita Parish High School were eligible to be bussed to new school and
black students in the new school district would be allowed to be transfered to Ouachita Parish. This was done to help maintain a balance. However,
neither of these schools were expected to receive a failing grade. I'm not sure how I feel about this but I am not against attempting to diversify a
In this case, white students will not be allowed to attend a higher scoring school. White students must remain at a failing school system and receive
a substandard education. They don't have the option of a satisfactory public school. Although I would not describe a C- school as "satisfactory".
Regardless of the color of the students, I am furious that ANY child be required to receive less than barely adequate.
On top of the obvious statement, there is nothing in the letter to state that the school intends to improve it's grade. The initial problem is the
failing grade by the average student and it appears, by this letter alone, that they are prepared to "fix" the problem by reducing the number of
students effected instead of improving the quality of education.
FYI: My children are not in this school system and I did not personally receive the letter. I have not contacted this school board for an
explanation. My children attend a fantastic public school in another parish. I find this to be disgraceful to our children of ALL races as well as
encourages people to look at others by their skin color and reinforces a racial aspect where there should be none.
I apologize if this is in the wrong forum or has already been posted.