They went undercover and found that idiocy still reigns in Louisville’s school busing mess despite nonsense from the local school district folks that all is getting better.
Kids are still being ‘taken for a ride’ in a nightmare system with bus routes running over an hour, one way, that leave children exhausted and obviously less likely to learn effectively.
The school system is also playing fast and loose with definitions. A U-Turn isn’t a U-Turn if the bus does it in a parking lot instead of on an active roadway (which would place kids at considerable risk, obviously). WAVE-3 busts the district’s credibility on that sham, too.
Fact: A recent survey shows 79% of the school system’s parents said their child should be allowed to attend the school closes to their home even if that increases segregation. In this country, that huge degree of agreement would settle any policy discussion, if the people making the policy were close to rational.
Fortunately, some rationality seems to be appearing in the Jefferson County Board of Education. They finally are getting the message – they were sold down the river by a superintendent who is more concerned about images of social reform than in providing better educations that can create real social reform and integration.