Every time I see an article about “school integration” I am reminded of my fourth grade teacher.
The area of town I grew up in was predominantly white, with asians (mostly of Chinese extraction), hispanics, blacks, etc. scattered through it. We had kids from our neighborhoods bussed to the north east side (largely black), and vice versa. All this in the interests of “racial integration”. My 4th grade teacher had moved a couple of blocks away from the elmentary school so that her kids could walk to school as they were growing up, (the junior high in our area was about eight blocks away from the elementary school I attended), but, due to the policies implemented for “integrated schools”, her kids were bussed to the north east side for all of their years in school.
Despite working for the school district, she and her husband were unable to keep their children from being bussed from a “white neighborhood” to a “black neighborhood school”.
You already know where this is going.
Mrs. Foust was black.]]>