Sunday, August 2, 2015

Failing schools - Normandy, Missouri

562: The Problem We All Live With
Michael Brown who became famous in death in Ferguson, Missouri, went to Normandy high school.  When the school lost its accreditation a statute allowed transfer to a distant school district.  In this episode we hear fearful and resentful white parents at a public meeting.  The response was like that in Charlotte Mecklenberg, N.C. in 1970.  But there was no Supreme Court to enforce the solution.  Opponents defeated the integration/transfer remedy.  The Normandy District was dissolved.  Since the reorganized school district had no accreditation the transfer right was lost.  The experiment ended. - gwc
Audio: "The problem we all  live with" - failing schools in Normandy, Missouri
This American Life #562

School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

 by Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica  December 19, 2014

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