Ok, not the snappiest of headlines, but the News & Observer has an interesting piece about the failures of the busing that led to the push for neighborhood schools. Elizabeth Redenbaugh should take note as it appears she supports failing children by having them spend more time on a bus.
The report also cited data showing that academic performance for black students dropped as the distance from home increased. While the overall proficiency rate for black students was 51.7 percent, it was down to 23.8 percent for those who were assigned to a school 15.1 to 16 miles from home.
That’s stunning, but true and school board member Redenbaugh can collect all the liberal lefty leaning awards she desires and it won’t change the fact that sticking kids on a bus for longer periods of time hurts their academic performance. Sadly, it won’t change the tune of those who advocate for such social engineering over actual education.
The only thing being accomplished by the state’s NAACP on this front is to cost taxpayers more money to address their continual and predictable complaints.
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