Why wasn't a white person consideredf for Indy School Sup Intd?

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The Ultimate Kaptoz

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jun 26, 2013
The last three candidates are all black A fourth was Hispanic, They telling us because in the inner city schools now where desegregation was applied in the mid 70's. Now that 9 out of ten kids attending Indianapolis public schools is black, That a white school superintendent can't be a candidate / How is it the Indianapolis public schools are 99% black now , Why aren't they being broken up and the race equaled ? Why can all black schools exist , When all white schools were told to integrate or face civil court action? They are telling us, It's okay for blacks or even Hispanics and Jews to dominate based on their population and have their own schools, Yet many are still funded by white tax dollars.Yet many home schools and Private schools are told you have to allow blacks, Hispanics , and Jews. I ask why haven't Jewish schools been forced to allow many blacks, Hispanics, and Gentiles into their schools?I noticed they are opening a Prep school on the south side of Indianapolis in a mini strip mall section grades 7 through 12th grades.I know what we are on the verge of, We will eventually like many socialist countries convert to boarding schools. The boys sent to the boys boarding schools, The girls to the girls boarding schools. Just like in Merry Ole England.Then the Govt will raise taxes even higher to fund those boarding schools.Indianapolis Public schools once had an attendance rate of over 100 students , They are down to about 20 something thousand now. What's that tell you?That Liberal based tax and tax and reward failure has destroyed most of the public school systems in inner cities. Typical liberals always blame white flight . Not that they spend too much or whine for more money and blame it on white flight.In the last 20 years Indianapolis has seen 5 school superintendents who have failed , I don't blame them totally, They have walked into a landmine from the get go. They have to decide how to dance in that landmine field without firing any teachers or giving the parents more control over what they want their kids to learn.Back to why a school superintendent has to be black or Hispanic to lead the schools. There are many white teachers who daily teach all blAck and Hispanic kids in Indy schools. There are many white Principals as well they run schools that are all black and Hispanic, I ask why couldn't the new school superintendent be white?
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#2 Jun 26, 2013
IPS fails because it puts politically desireable individuals into leadership positions instead of capble and proven leaders, then structures contracts that make no financial sense. Eugene White is an incompetent old fraud, but he is laughing all the way to the bank due to the ineptitude of IPS. White was the image IPS wanted, as they were obviously not inerested in his ability to lead. I left Indianapolis because of IPS and I know several other high-income households that have done the same thing.

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jun 26, 2013
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
Eugene White is an incompetent old fraud, but he is laughing all the way to the bank due to the ineptitude of IPS. White was the image IPS wanted, as they were obviously not inerested in his ability to lead.
Before Eugene White was hired by IPS he was the superintendent of Washington Township Schools which was at the time one of the highest rated public school districts in the state. He also had stints as as an assistant superintendent with IPS and as principal of North Central High School.

When you say that IPS was obviously not interested White's ability to lead, what is that based on? I have never heard of anyone questioning his leadership abilities before he accepted his current position.
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#4 Jun 26, 2013
Pontificating wrote:
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Before Eugene White was hired by IPS he was the superintendent of Washington Township Schools which was at the time one of the highest rated public school districts in the state. He also had stints as as an assistant superintendent with IPS and as principal of North Central High School.
When you say that IPS was obviously not interested White's ability to lead, what is that based on? I have never heard of anyone questioning his leadership abilities before he accepted his current position.
How does the history of Washington Township Schools look prior to White running it? Was it successful before he arrived?

IPS wanted him because he was black, he grew up in the segregated South, and he had all the credentials on paper to appease the public. Had they picked a true leader, IPS would have turned around rather than receded further into failure.
Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jun 26, 2013
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
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How does the history of Washington Township Schools look prior to White running it? Was it successful before he arrived?
IPS wanted him because he was black, he grew up in the segregated South, and he had all the credentials on paper to appease the public. Had they picked a true leader, IPS would have turned around rather than receded further into failure.
It doesn't matter who is chosen for IPS superintendent. The system was doomed due to racial politics over long period of time.
After WWII the higher paying manufacturing and industrial jobs went to white folks. That allowed them to move to what was then the outskirts of the city, outside of IPS boundaries. White flight.
Just a small understanding of Indianapolis' social and urban history will enlighten those who fail to see why IPS in in the mess it is today.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#6 Jun 26, 2013
Joe wrote:
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It doesn't matter who is chosen for IPS superintendent. The system was doomed due to racial politics over long period of time.
After WWII the higher paying manufacturing and industrial jobs went to white folks. That allowed them to move to what was then the outskirts of the city, outside of IPS boundaries. White flight.
Just a small understanding of Indianapolis' social and urban history will enlighten those who fail to see why IPS in in the mess it is today.
I lived in the "outskirts" as you describe, and my father, as most of the area, had one of those jobs. But, as far out as I lived, I still went to John Marshall High School. I can tell you why the IPS system has failed. I witnessed it first hand. I guess you could say I witnessed the "black flight". The people that moved to the neighborhoods, once white, and have now destroyed them.

Since: Aug 12

United States

#7 Jun 26, 2013
The problems plaguing IPS have far more to do with poverty than race. Working class families who were seeking safe neighborhoods and good schools fled center township for the suburbs. Left behind was a large number of poor people who on average don't place as high a value on education as those who left.

The children of dedicated parents will learn regardless of what school they attend. There is little that any school system can do to teach the children of parents who use the school system as a free lunch and daycare service. Those kids tend to fail regardless of what school they attend.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#8 Jun 26, 2013
Race, poverty. I suppose it doesn't matter now. It is a failure. And who in their right mind would want that job. Other than to collect pay and benefits.
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#9 Jun 27, 2013
Pontificating wrote:
The problems plaguing IPS have far more to do with poverty than race.
This is true, but let's be realistic...poverty and race are very-much related in Indianapolis as in most other large cities. I don't know for sure whether or not that has anything to do with putting black people in charge of the district, but it sure seems to be politicized and moving in that direction where decisions are made for political rather than logical reasons.
The Ultimate Kaptoz

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jun 27, 2013
Linda is correct in all she posted. I will say to Pontificating , Tell me why the Police Chief now of Indianapolis was allowed to not be qualified and made Police Chief. He didn't have all the credentials to be the Police Chief , Yet LIKE HE BLACK CORONER ALSO who was given apass and didn't have all the right credentials to be coroner at the time. They waived the requirements for both the coroner and the current black Police Chief.There is only one reason, That is that both of them are black.

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