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Old 04-30-2016, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by daboywonder2002 View Post
And this is the message that I dont wanna send. A child shouldn't have to attend a predominately White school with both parents in the home. Or only the wealthier areas have the best school districts. This is the message i dont want to send.
But, unfortunately, it's the reality. I have personal experience with it. I'm mixed race although I mostly identify as African-American. My parents left W. Philly in the early 1950s, for the suburbs, primarily because of the school situation in the city. Anyone who thinks that inferior schools(with the obvious exception of magnets like Masterman)in the city, is a new problem are uninformed.

Additionally my mother grew up, and went to school, in exactly the same school district we moved to. It was majority white when she went to those schools as it remained when I went to them decades later.

I can't even imagine how different my life and values would probably be if my immediate family had stayed in the city and I had gone to city schools. Somehow I very much doubt I would have had the same success I've had in life.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:07 PM
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OP: When I attended LMSD schools in the mid-nineties through late-aughts, we normal teaching practices were only changed one week before the PSSAs to help prepare us. Assuming this hasn't changed, I think that (a) strikes the proper balance, and (b) shows the schools aren't obsessed with the test.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:53 PM
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