So a $45,000 a year private school has a policy of segregating “students of color” in their homeroom classes. So where is this school you say? Somewhere in the RACIST south, like Mississippi or Alabama? Nope, it’s in New York City. It’s the Little Red School House in the West Village (the school is aptly named by the way) a super posh school where numerous celebrities send their children to learn in a racially divided environment. In their defense, the parents are up in arms regarding the policy as it has only now come to their attention.
The students spend about 30% of their day in the homeroom classes and below is the rational of their policy of racially diving the kids from the school.
An NYC-based educational consultant with a focus on minority students said Little Red School House’s proposal is “the lesser of two evils,” explaining that often when there is a single black or Latin student in a class — especially history and literature classes where discussions can turn political or personal — they can feel isolated and uncomfortable.
“The intention is to make students of color feel that they are a critical mass and have a voice,” the consultant said, adding that a handful of other schools, including Bank Street on the Upper West Side — which has students break into self-identified “affinity groups” four times a year for 45 minute classes — have experimented with similar policies, though to a much lesser degree.
“And if that results in clumping kids and creating some all-white classrooms, it’s a trade-off worth making,” she said.
WOW, Great idea principal. So a student of color has no voice unless in a group. God forbid the kids learn about uncomfortable truths of history without the support of other kids that might have ZERO historical or cultural relation at all. They are teaching these kids racial grievance . These privileged kids who’s parents can afford to pay $45 K a year in NYC are “victims”. Give me a break.
This is the problem with the left and their love of identity politics, instead of focusing on the individual child and their needs regarding their education, they come up with this ridiculous race based policy. You know for $45K a year I would rather they focus on my child’s learning ability and grouping them with kids who can grasp things at the same pace so they can get the most of the teaching time. But that is just me.