[Marxism] Segregation by income
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Sun May 16 11:44:09 MDT 2004
BROWN VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION: 50 years later
Segregation by income
Much work remains in Bay Area
Supreme Court ruling in 1954 aimed for racial desegregation of
students, but wealth has created separate and unequal schools in Bay
Area and elsewhere.
by Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, May 16, 2004
At McClymonds High in a gritty West Oakland neighborhood, students make
do with miniature, prepackaged chemistry equipment because their school
has no science lab. The principal struggles to pay for
advanced-placement classes. Teachers get on-the-job training, and
parents work two or three jobs and have little time -- and less cash --
for the PTA.
At McClymonds, 80 percent of students are black. Less than 1
percent are white.
Just 3 miles away is a leafier high school called Piedmont, with
its own college and career center paid for by the Parents Club. The
school has 19 advanced-placement courses, a full counseling program,
professional quality library and 18 kinds of sports, from golf to water
polo. More than half the teachers have a master's degree or doctorate.
At Piedmont, 71 percent of students are white. Less than 2 percent
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