Segregation in the schools-a bad thing?

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Segregation in the schools-a bad thing?
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Mon, 05-19-2014 - 11:30am

Michelle Obama says that segregation in the schools is growing and that most kids are now going to school with kids who look just like them. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/us/mrs-obama-cites-view-of-growing-segregation.html?_r=0 People tend to migrate to communities of others like themselves naturally so why is this such a bad thing. Why are people like Michelle Obama constantly trying to push diversity on everyone. Why can't they just let nature take it's course?

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Mon, 05-19-2014 - 1:50pm

alviejo1o wrote:
Why are people like Michelle Obama constantly trying to push diversity on everyone. 

You pretty much just answered your own question. Because of responses like THAT right there. "People like Michelle Obama..." Really? People like Michelle Obama who realize that the USA is made up of many, many different heritages/cultures/religions/ethnicity? People like Michelle Obama who are sympathetic and sensitive towards other human beings? Segregation only causes one thing: hatred towards others. Whether it's religious segregation, race segregation, sexual segregation, those NOT being left out — most of the time — get a superiority complex. 

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Tue, 05-20-2014 - 8:21am

My life is that much richer for the people NOT like me that I have met in my life.  What a boring existence it would be to always be around those who (look, act, think) just like you do!  I think your question may be coming from a place of ignorance.  What exactly scares you about schools not being segregated?  Segregation needs to be left where it died, in the 1960s...

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 07-01-2014 - 9:01am
I think anybody that promotes schools for specific need/talents/handicap believes in segregation. Ideally, there would be enough money and services in every school, In the end I do not think separating kids is a good thing.

 

 

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Tue, 07-01-2014 - 9:04am

itchick wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:small">My life is that much richer for the people NOT like me that I have met in my life.  What a boring existence it would be to always be around those who (look, act, think) just like you do!  I think your question may be coming from a place of ignorance.  What exactly scares you about schools not being segregated?  Segregation needs to be left where it died, in the 1960s...</span></p>

My daughter has a ld/hanicap.  I remember getting different opinions about this all in her early years, that a specific school for kids with ld like hers would be ideal, that finding more likeness of her was ideal blah blah.  I'm glad we rode the waves, she will be a 10th grader and she is no different than anybody else, the snears from kids and parents alike can keep their prejudice to themselves, Lol.