Ricochet got me thinking about the racial make up of my classes. My calculus classes are close to 100% Asian or South East Asian, with a few Caucasians from somewhere in eastern Europe and a token Hispanic from the Dominican Republic. My geometry class has 3 African American, 8 Caucasians, 9 Hispanics, 13 Asians, and 3 from South East Asia. My low level ninth period has 5 African Americans, 7 Caucasians (not one born in the United States), 12 Hispanics, 4 Asians and 4 from South East Asia.
When I once asked someone for an explanation as to why vocational and general programs were ended, I was told they were racially segregated. I was told that a disproportionate number of minority students were being "dumped" into those programs and ending them was a way to even up the playing field.
I'll let the numbers speak for themselves. Has NYC truly been able to put a stop to racial segregation in its high schools?
(Don't even think of writing a comment about the minority kids not being able to do the work. It's not true and I won't publish it.)