It’s no secret that Gang of Five Wake County School Board member John Tedesco has been no fan of the system’s economic diversity policy in student assignment. Tedesco has claimed all along that he doesn’t want to resegregate the schools even though that’s what his assignment schemes would do.
In this morning’s N&O story about new Superintendent Anthony Tata, Tedesco shares a way that he thinks the schools can maintain diversity.
Fellow Republican school board member John Tedesco said the board can look at having diversity through things such as more videoconferencing of courses involving students from different schools
Good point John. What could be more diverse then a group of all-white kids sitting in a classroom watching a teacher on a television screen and a group of African-American kids across town sitting in their classroom watching the same thing ?
That’s probably exactly what civil rights leaders had in mind 50 years ago. Schools of all white kids and schools of all African-American kids overcoming their isolation by going to separate schools but sharing a teleconference for 50 minutes a day.