Wake County Poised to Reverse Socioec...

Wake County Poised to Reverse Socioeconomic Busing

There are 14 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Wake County Poised to Reverse Socioeconomic Busing. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

When North Carolina's Wake County decided to do away with race-based busing to desegregate schools, local officials came up with a novel solution to maintain balance.

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I see no problem

High Point, NC

#1 Mar 2, 2010
I see no problem with Neighborhood schools. Sending a child on a hour long bus ride is wrong. This in thelong run will be better. Also if Parents would get involved and take an interest in their children,grades would go up. My wife and I spend 1-2 hours doing homework with our child. Also the father needs to be in the home. Also if they allowed prayer and Christian teaching back in school, you would see a great inprovement.
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#2 Mar 2, 2010
Children shouldn't be bussed 5 miles or more from home regardless of race and here's a news flash this myth that almost all suburban familes are white is BS. It's more like around 60 to 65% but the further you bus children the more likely it is for accidents, the more money spent most neighborhoods are more diverse now this targeted bussing crap is out of date anyway.
John

Greensboro, NC

#3 Mar 2, 2010
"Please preserve the New South. Don't take us back to the Old South," parent Robert Siegel told the school board.

I wonder if this guy is a yankee transplant.
Miss411

High Point, NC

#4 Mar 2, 2010
I wish everything was still segregated. Bring back the Old South.
Confused

United States

#5 Mar 2, 2010
If the focus is on each school and the resources it needs to excel (books, computers, field trips (sponsored if they need to be) parental volunteers in the classroom, etc then what does it matter the race or social income levels. Make all schools EXCELLENT!!!
george barnett

United States

#6 Mar 2, 2010
Confused wrote:
If the focus is on each school and the resources it needs to excel (books, computers, field trips (sponsored if they need to be) parental volunteers in the classroom, etc then what does it matter the race or social income levels. Make all schools EXCELLENT!!!
Liberals believe that low income Black students can't or won't learn unless they are in a classroom with White students.Of course,they remain equally resistant to getting an education inspite of their White classmates.Fortunately,their presence also drives down the educational opportunities for the White students.It does indeed narrow the achievement gap.

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#7 Mar 2, 2010
Some "kids" are not going to learn anything no matter how much money they throw at them. Some only care about sports. Some only care about getting high.(smutt butt). Some are just stupid.
Whatever

High Point, NC

#9 Sep 1, 2010
The average IQ of American blacks is in the 78 to 85 range. There is no justifiable reason to hold back Whites in an effort to educate the ineducable.
ugottabekiddin

Greensboro, NC

#10 Sep 1, 2010
Whatever wrote:
The average IQ of American blacks is in the 78 to 85 range. There is no justifiable reason to hold back Whites in an effort to educate the ineducable.
and your ignorant @ss is so much smarter?
Whatever

High Point, NC

#11 Sep 1, 2010
ugottabekiddin wrote:
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and your ignorant @ss is so much smarter?
So, name-calling makes you smart? Fact are facts, and all your name-calling will not change reality.
The Truth

Toledo, OH

#12 Sep 1, 2010
ugottabekiddin wrote:
<quoted text>
and your ignorant **** is so much smarter?
At least he had the common sense to use capitalization. What's your I.Q.?
The Truth

Toledo, OH

#13 Sep 1, 2010
Bussing just isn't working. The students that are supposed to be benefitting from it aren't improving, and it isn't fair to the students who aren't being bussed that are working hard and succeeding. If it isn't working, it's time to try something different. To all of those who don't want to do that, I hope that every single one of you spend as much time with and pay as much attention to YOUR children and their performance in school as you do your personal lives and the self-serving antics of Ben Jealous.
Sensible

Pink Hill, NC

#14 Sep 2, 2010
Spend the money in the classroom, not transporting kids all over the place.

“Nulla poena sine lege ”

Since: Sep 09

So. Wake County (Right Coast)

#15 Sep 3, 2010
isn't it amazing ...

People have chosen what type of neighbors they want to have

Government went against their FREEDOM of CHOICE and shipped their kids out of their own neighborhoods

...... at tax payer expense!

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