|These are children from the Normandy School District a year after Michael Brown was killed|
While reading "Separate and Unequal" I had the same thoughts as when I was listening to "This American Life". Bob Hebert argues that the only way to help children who are in a school who's levels of accreditation are low, is to combine children from higher testing school and children from lower testing schools. By having these children come together in the same school this increases everything that the lowers students never had. They get better teachers, better school supplies, a better environment to work in, and over all a better education to set them up for a better future. Students aren't getting the education they deserve because their schools are letting them down by not having what they need to succeed. So combing the lower accredited schools and the higher ones will help raise the standards of children in lower income societies.
While reading and listening to these articles this week it made me think about the possible reasons why the elementary schools in Newport RI came together to make one big school named Claiborne Pell Elementary. Did these schools come together because test scores were low? were the buildings old and not properly set up to educate these children? was it considered integration moving all of these students into one school?