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Old 02-23-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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Just read this in CityLab about West Charlotte High School. I know several folks who went there and had a really stellar educational and social experience. It's a really thought-provoking read.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/...egated/540543/
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Just read this in CityLab about West Charlotte High School. I know several folks who went there and had a really stellar educational and social experience. It's a really thought-provoking read.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/...egated/540543/

Thanks for sharing. I'm a 2002 graduate and had a front row seat for the re-segregation phase. It was sad and frustrating to watch.

That said I wouldn't trade my experience for anything and felt prepared for success in college thanks to West Charlotte.

Outside of the curriculum, I wish I could share the social and civic benefits of attending a school with such a diverse student body with others as I believe perspective and empathy are critical values for our community to improve on some of the most pressing challenges of today.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Mallard Creek is probably the closest to what West Charlotte was & this is being done without busing because the area feeding into Mallard Creek is diverse
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:15 PM
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“. . . The city’s leaders also made integration a priority, . . . “

There you have it, most, regardless of color would expect EDUCATION as a priority in a school system.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:22 AM
 
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“. . . The city’s leaders also made integration a priority, . . . “

There you have it, most, regardless of color would expect EDUCATION as a priority in a school system.
Yes there are quite a few “segregated” schools in CMS on both sides of the spectrum, but there are also quite a few other fairly diverse schools IMO that when looking at test scores are at least above average last time I checked. Such as South Meck, Myers Park, Butler, East Meck, Independence, Olympic.
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