Essay #1- Rezoning

Essay #1- Rezoning - Larkin 1 Tara Larkin EDTHP 115 Section...

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Larkin 1 Tara Larkin EDTHP 115 Section 6 Rezoning or Resegregating? “We’re talking about moving children from good schools into low-performing ones, and that’s illegal,” says Kendra Williams, parent of two students who were victimized by rezoning. Rezoning (a politically correct term for resegregation) is condemning minority students to separate, low-performing schools (SiteMap 6). To understand resegregation, first we must look at what rezoning is, then discuss how it affects the public and decide if the school board is justified in rezoning the districts. Rezoning is when the school board re-draws the lines of a district, resulting in students being sent to different schools based on the new district lines. Joyce Levey, the superintendent of a district in Alabama claimed the reason for rezoning is to solve the issue of overcrowding in schools. They rezoned the district to split up the 19 schoolhouses into more “equally” divided buildings to reduce overcrowding. What they got was a nearly 100% segregated system. Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a town that became a victim of “rezoning gone wrong.” Nearly the entire population of students asked to
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