Tantamount to separate but equal

By From page A8 | January 29, 2013

The Enterprise article published Friday quoted from a petition being circulated by a group of GATE parents wanting to maintain the status quo. They said that “expecting teachers to offer differential education tailored to each student’s needs will prove nearly impossible.” Their conclusion? Differentiation should be mandated only for GATE students, by putting them in separate classrooms!

Why in the world should their students get publicly funded education supposedly tailored to their learning styles and needs, and not everyone else’s students?! This is an unfathomable mystery to me. This “solution” is tantamount to separate but equal education. Wasn’t that outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954?

Moreen Libet


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