Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content | Leap to Bottom

A Southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation - The Washington Post


A Southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation - The Washington Post: City officials in this predominantly white town appointed the board in 2014 as part of a years-long effort to secede from surrounding Jefferson County — where there are more African American than white students — and form their own independent school system.

Opponents argue that the secession effort is laced with racial overtones and amounts to a push for segregation. But supporters say that it has nothing to do with race and that they are motivated by a desire for local control of public education — and the tax money that pays for it.

“It’s keeping our tax dollars here with our kids, rather than sharing them with kids all over Jefferson County,” said Stan Hogeland, mayor of Gardendale, a town that no one would call rich but is better off than some of its neighbors. “My focus is on Gardendale, not the county as a whole.”

Read the full article … 

Dispatch: Aboriginal Press Media Group  |   Permalink  |   [30.4.17]  |   0 comments


»  {Newer-Posts} {Older-Posts}  «


Post a Comment

Links to this posting:

Create a Link

 / 30.4.17 / 2017/04/#1319756188803838106

Aboriginal News Group

Contributing Editors, International Correspondents & Affiliates

This is an Ad-Free Newswire

Southern Poverty Law Center

This site uses the Blogspot Platform


Inteligenta Indigena Novajoservo™ (IIN) is maintained by the Aboriginal Press News Service™ (APNS) a subset of the Aboriginal News Group™ (ANG). All material provided here is for informational purposes only, including all original editorials, news items and related post images, is published under a CC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license (unless otherwise stated) and/or 'Fair Use', via section 107 of the US Copyright Law). This publication is autonomous; stateless and non-partisan. We refuse to accept paid advertising, swag, or monetary donations and assume no liability for the content and/or hyperlinked data of any other referenced website. The APNS-ANG and its affiliate orgs do not advocate, encourage or condone any type/form of illegal and/or violent behaviour.