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Old 01-27-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Well this is the issue I am having with the family. I have told them by sending the two younger note (age 2-3) is telling the older girls that the black school it wrong or bad in some way and say to them that they might be bad in some way too. The school they attend now is Renaissance as have high scores compared to other south Fulton schools. I am perfectly fine with there school and feel no issue with the other kids attending.
I grew up in NY where everyone is a different race in just one block. I never had a issue. LovelySummer had perfect points which I was hoping someone would make so I can show him it isn't just me who see splitting them as a screwed up system. I am positive if it was a all white school his parents wouldn't be pushing this issue. I never once even worried about it prior since I planned on entering our three year old in the new prek they have at the girls school.
I can understand having a sense of community with other kids who remesembe them but then it draws into if we move the other girls will be the odd one out. I told him i refuse to move to a district unless it has more diversity. So I will def. look at Tyrone.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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I think your mother's intuition about how to *collectively* handle all of your children is right. This is a delicate situation so good luck. I would put my children first and consider in-law contributions in thought as you and your husband find appropriate. If you are going to move, Fayetteville is also in the area and may provide a good mix of lall races so you may want to check those schools also. I would look at the classroom compositions and not just the numbers (on a website, for example) bc the numbers could be outdated. Perhaps there will be some area schools with good mixes.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Well this is the issue I am having with the family. I have told them by sending the two younger note (age 2-3) is telling the older girls that the black school it wrong or bad in some way and say to them that they might be bad in some way too. The school they attend now is Renaissance as have high scores compared to other south Fulton schools. I am perfectly fine with there school and feel no issue with the other kids attending.
I grew up in NY where everyone is a different race in just one block. I never had a issue. LovelySummer had perfect points which I was hoping someone would make so I can show him it isn't just me who see splitting them as a screwed up system. I am positive if it was a all white school his parents wouldn't be pushing this issue. I never once even worried about it prior since I planned on entering our three year old in the new prek they have at the girls school.
I can understand having a sense of community with other kids who remesembe them but then it draws into if we move the other girls will be the odd one out. I told him i refuse to move to a district unless it has more diversity. So I will def. look at Tyrone.
I think you're making this more complicated than it is. For starters, both sets of kids are MIXED race right? I can't understand why anybody in this day and time would have a problem with that -- especially in Fayette County. Tyrone and Fayetteville are both diverse, far far more so than PTC. Fayetteville schools are about 10 percent "mixed race" according to the state DOE. You will not have any problems there and your kids will get an excellent education.

BOTTOM LINE: If you sincerely care about this issue, move to Fayette County (or even Coweta). Problem solved.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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I also think that you are overthinking this. Send your kids to the best school possible (search greatschools or some other site). My kids are half-Asian in a high acheiving school district. Race is not a problem for them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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If you are happy with the academics in the schools, one possibility is to send your children there, but look for other settings fro them to meet others who share their heritage. (Possibilities include diverse places of worship, sports leagues, etc.) If this is difficult, then another possibility is to move to a more diverse location. In Duluth, for example, there are high performing schools with large Asian, Black, White and Latino populations.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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This is a very interesting thread.....
I have three little ones, pre-school, Kinder, 1st grade...they are siblings but you would never know it by looking at them...their bio-mom was Blk/mxn...one is dark brown with tight curly hair(Blk father), one is very light skin curls with str8 hair(german/AmericanIndn father) and one is paper white with str8 sandy blonde hair(mxn father), should I send them each to different schools? Never, instead I will find a school that is very diverse and move there....Duluth here we come...
Take care
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