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Old 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Can you believe such a thing could ever happen to these white kids wanting after school tutoring? This guy is basically wanting to 'segregate' the white students. What do any of you think of this?

Click on the CBS4 newslink to watch their news report.
Racist Colorado Elemenatary School Bans White Students From Receiving After-School Tutoring « Pat Dollard
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Letter to Parents
​February 12, 2013

Mission Viejo Parents,

I want to express my regret for the communication sent last Friday describing the PASS Tutoring program sponsored by our PASS parent committee (Partnership for Academically Successful Students). The PASS committee is focused on partnering with the principal to close the racial achievement gap; however the tutoring program is open for all students, regardless of race/ethnicity, and on a first come, first served basis. As your child’s principal, I am equally concerned about the success of all students who attend our wonderfully diverse school.

I have deep convictions and take my responsibility as a school principal very seriously. This situation has not deterred me in any way from continuing to do my job with a dedication to excellence. I am committed to ensuring every child in our school succeeds while closing the achievement gap...it is a moral imperative for me as a public educator. I will continue to do both of those things with great passion.

In alignment with our District Performance Plan, Mission Viejo has set goals to increase the achievement of all students while eliminating differences in academic performance and growth by race. I welcome input from any and all community members to help us achieve these goals. As a community we will continue to work hard to establish strong positive relationships with parents through PASS, PTCO and Accountability meetings.

In addition to the PASS Tutoring Program, we have many other programs that are intended to help students including, but not limited to, Reading Together, Saturday Academy, Math Club, and Reading Clubs, as well as teachers who make themselves available for afterschool tutoring. If you have concerns about your child’s academic progress, please notify your child’s teacher and they will give you guidance on what steps we can take, together, to ensure your child’s success.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

André Pearson, Principal
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Maybe if you didn't get your "news" from a Republican filmmaker who wants to overthrow the government, you would actually know the details before jumping to conclusions... I mean, the fact that he misspelled "elementary" should have clued you in that this isn't a reliable source. Seriously, SMH.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Maybe if you didn't get your "news" from a Republican filmmaker who wants to overthrow the government, you would actually know the details before jumping to conclusions... I mean, the fact that he misspelled "elementary" should have clued you in that this isn't a reliable source. Seriously SMH.
Why didn't you click on the CBS4 link at the start of the article and watch the Denver CBS news video report?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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Mission Viejo Principal: ‘Tutoring Program Open To All Students’ After Segregation Allegations « CBS Denver
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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So was it a prank? A disgruntled employee? Crhis Dorner? Who is behind it?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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Doesn't take much misinformation to start a riot.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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Good luck closing that achievement gap
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Good luck closing that achievement gap
It's no wonder when we have principals taking the position that certain groups of kids can not keep up with others without special help.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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It's no wonder when we have principals taking the position that certain groups of kids can not keep up with others without special help.
Um, it was a parent group that wrote the letter an offers the tutoring.
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