Having too many white students will cost a California middle school funding and will cause teachers to lose their jobs.
That’s right folks- it’s actually come to this. Unbelievable.
Parents of students at the Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood were informed by the Los Angeles Unified School District that because the white population had exceeded 30 percent, it had to make cuts.
THAT’S COMPLETELY INSANE!
Fox News reports that under provisions of a district policy, the school had qualified for additional funding, which enable the hiring of more teachers and having smaller classes, because it had a student body that was 70 percent or higher of Hispanics, blacks, Asians and non-Anglos. However, in the last two years that percentage has fallen beneath the 70 percent level, meaning Walter Reed no longer qualified for those extra funds.
The announcement infuriated parents, who fear that class sizes will increase as the number of teachers and other school personnel decreases.
The parental outcry prompted the district to modify its planned funding cut.
“A school qualifies for PHBAO status if 70 percent or more of its students who live within the school’s attendance boundary are identified as ‘Hispanic, Black, Asian, or non-Anglo,’” the letter from Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto stated.
“Under a court-ordered integration program that has been in place since 1978, PHBAO schools qualify for smaller class sizes and additional positions. When a school no longer qualifies for PHBAO status, fewer positions are funded.”
And so, the district still is going to pursue some cuts, Del Cueto said, just not as many as it would have under the original plan. The superintendent noted that the nurse, librarian and counselor will not be cut.
Critics said it was racist and did more harm than good.
“When your class sizes are getting larger and you’re taking resources away from students, I mean as parents, you do want your kid to go out to college,” one parent, Rosemary Estrada, was quoted as saying to the local ABC News affiliate.
Another parent, Sheila Edmiston, said: “Thankfully we’re going to keep our librarian. We’re going to keep our nurse, but we may lose a few teachers, but not as many as we once thought.”
Federalist Papers has more on this liberal garbage-
So, schools get more teachers, smaller classrooms, and more money if there are less white kids? How is that not racist? How is that even allowed?
Some parents also spoke out about this:
Parent Christia Crocker put the situation into plain terms for KABC.
“It’s affecting funding because the more white people, the less money, so it’s a little bit of an interesting situation,” she said.
“Students might have more money for students if they scaled back the huge pensions and medical plans for retired teachers and administrators,” Onus Jones posted.
“Less white kids, more money,” Raoul Duke added, “no, that’s not racist at all.”
The school is switching to per pupil funding when seeking money. This still works out to less money, but not as bad as they originally thought it would be.
It’s amazing how programs are put into place to help some children that actually end up hurting others and eventually all of them. That’s how government schemes usually work.
This is absolutely insane…