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Atlanta Mom Files Complaint Over Elementary School Principal Segregating Children Based on Race

Atlanta Mom Files Complaint Over Elementary School Principal Segregating Children Based on Race

“We’ve lost sleep like trying to figure out why would a person do this”

This keeps happening. It is time to start calling out the people who are doing it as stupid, backwards people who are violating other people’s civil rights.

The Atlanta Black Star reports:

‘It Was Just Disbelief’: Parent Files Complaint Against Atlanta Elementary School After Learning the Principal Segregated Students Based on Race

An Atlanta mom filed a federal complaint against her daughter’s Atlanta elementary school after she learned that the school was separating students on the basis of race.

In the discrimination complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, parent Kila Posey claims the principal at Mary Lin Elementary School, a K-5 school in the Atlanta Public Schools system, put a segregation policy in place because she thought it was best for all students.

“We’ve lost sleep like trying to figure out why would a person do this,” Posey told local TV news station WSB. Posey and her attorney Sharese Shields believe the policy is a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Posey found out last year that the elementary school would be putting Black students in two different classrooms with two different teachers and white students into six classrooms with six different teachers.

Posey protested the policy when it was allegedly put into place by Principal Sharyn Briscoe last year. “First, it was just disbelief that I was having this conversation in 2020 with a person that looks just like me — a Black woman,” Posey said. “It’s segregating classrooms. You cannot segregate classrooms. You can’t do it.”

Posey, who is vice president of operations for the parent teacher association, according to the school website, first learned of the separation after she contacted Briscoe to request that her daughter be placed in a specific classroom with a certain teacher. Briscoe replied by saying that would not work because the teacher’s classroom wasn’t for Black students, Posey claims.

“She said that’s not one of the Black classes, and I immediately said, ‘What does that mean?’ I was confused. I asked for more clarification. I was like, ‘We have those in the school?’ And she proceeded to say, ‘Yes. I have decided that I’m going to place all of the Black students in two classes,’” Posey said.

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Can you imagine the outcry if this had even been suggested by a white principal, much less implemented? Well-deserved outcry, I might mention.

Next thing, they’ll place them in different schools, like they used to have in the 1960’s. Separate but equal.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to OldProf2. | August 11, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    and can you imagine the outcry when the children with parents who care about education still perform better on tests than the children with better resources and better teachers?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to OldProf2. | August 12, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I read articles many years ago that discussed the segregated schools of Washington DC, and, I believe, Baltimore.

    Some of those black-only schools worked VERY hard, and had their students competing in national scholarship events, spelling bees, that sort of thing. In many cases, they blew the non-black schools into the weeds!

    This is incorrect for me to say, but, here goes: maybe black kids NEED all-black staff. The real students are more comfortable; the sassy or lazy kids can’t play the race card. A variation on that theme: I worked in the call center of a major telecom company back in the early 2000s. The turnover was considerable so they were always having new “waves” (classes) coming through; my job was setting up their computer accounts and tech support.

    This was during the Welfare-To-Work push, and you can imagine some of the detritus we got in. Arms folded, defiant glares at everyone. The manager of the facility, himself a black man, did a wise thing. He put a black, dreadlocked man in charge of the training.

    The defiant ones got one look at him and figured they would skate. They figured wrong. You got one shot at being nasty; second one you were out the door, with no race card to play.

      What the hell happened to Baltimore public schools? Now you don’t have a single high school student in the city who’s proficient in math, and about 3 in reading, if I remember right.

      Probably some of the same teachers who were young then and old now. How could it have gone down to zero like that?

Many black people feel comfortable with other black people. Others want integration. It’s a difference of opinion.

Nonblacks are not allowed to express a difference of opinion on this question, though.

As for what’s best, it’s probably not best for the more studious among the black students, who might enjoy the more stimulating pace that would probably develop in the white classrooms. Conversely it’s probably better for the more studious among the white students, because the pace will be faster.

Tracking by academic level would be better. The results would be somewhat different.

    gibbie in reply to artichoke. | August 11, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    If the schools are run by a government monopoly, parents and children are stuck with whatever decisions are made by the majority.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to artichoke. | August 12, 2021 at 11:41 am

    .

    Tracking by academic level would be better. The results would be somewhat different.

    We had tracking for decades. The black trouble makers deemed tracking to be racist. White parents with lazy or dim kids deemed it “unfaaaairrrr!”. Thus, the death of tracking.

    To me, the only thing that could be wrong with tracking is if that track can’t be left. Say, a kid is a late bloomer, or, starts to “get it”, and can move to a more academic track. He should be able to.

When the all-black classrooms underperform, it will still be whitey’s fault. Got the worst teachers, got the least funding, blah, blah, blah.

    artichoke in reply to henrybowman. | August 12, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Does anyone care anymore about being blamed? I sure don’t. After this CRT push of theirs, it should be abundantly obvious to everyone that they’ll always find or invent (like “structural racism”) something to blame you for. Let them blame, I don’t care.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to artichoke. | August 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      I gave up on what little caring I ever had in the first place. We had a sprinkling of black kids in my schools, Color didn’t matter, and surname and accent didn’t matter. There were students, and there were either the goof-offs, the trouble-makers, or the ones with horrid home lives, like me.

Where’s the rest of the staff and teachers, they are just as complicit in this as the principal plus everyone in the school system that enabled it.
Not one of the employees challenged this unlawful process.

    SamlAdams in reply to buck61. | August 12, 2021 at 6:50 am

    One dirty little secret we discovered in getting mentally and physically abusive elementary teacher removed from a classroom is the worst teachers worm their way into the union structure. Protects them and can terrorize anyone that threatens them. Once she was gone, at least a half dozen other teachers in the school privately thanked us for persisting for nearly a year to get it done. Learned a lot about how schools are “run” in that effort.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to SamlAdams. | August 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      At least you got rid of the bad one. New York City’s school district had, and may still have, a “rubber room”, where bad teachers go each day. They read the paper, surf the net, converse among themselves, or whatever. They are not around kids, but, can’t be fired either.

Where were the rest of these teachers? Terrified for their jobs and families.
What we need is a distributed Galt’s Gulch partition of America.
Are you a teacher who existentially objects to CRT? Quit. There’s a National Unwoke Teachers’ Union you can join. Get a position in an Unwoke School and teach the kids of Unwoke parents how to snag all the profitable work from the Woke kids who can’t read or count.
Unwoke hospitals for doctors. Unwoke colleges for professors. Unwoke restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, insurance companies, car dealers.
Maybe we can all wear a color tag so we can identify one another. Most of the common colors are already co-opted by someone else. No one seems to be using yellow. Maybe a yellow star.

    The other teachers were likely afraid to speak up fearing for their jobs or retribution from this one (& likely other) ‘teacher’.

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