Closing Schools In Hartford’s North End Would Violate Civil Rights

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I read this article today and was not surprised by the alleged decisions; I was no longer emotionally hurt by a lack of parental involvement – face it if the parents made their voice heard this conversation between those that have the power and those that have the power would go in an entirely different direction.

The Greater Hartford branch of the NAACP is calling on city leaders to reject proposals that would close North End schools, saying the plans violate the civil rights of black and Latino students in the city.

Back in 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest against segregated public facilities in Alabama, was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted for 381 days. 60 years later are we still talking about the civil rights of our children’s education?! Furthermore, Hispanics or Latinos are not a race but an ethnic identification, like Italian American, Irish American, Greek American, German American. Have you ever asked why the distinction?!

“We are deeply concerned and disturbed by the actions of the Hartford Board of Education, for systematically divesting in schools located in the north-end; leaving our students and families ill-equipped to compete educationally,” Ansari wrote.

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When a picture is worth a 1000 High School Degrees…

In a written response to Ansari’s letter, Hartford Board of Education Chairman Richard Wareing wrote that the proposals are merely the suggestions of a consultant and do not represent any decision-making by the board.

In an article written on April 28, 2015, the Hartford Current posted this statement: HARTFORD — A 3-mile swath of North Hartford has been named a Federal Promise Zone, a designation that local leaders hope will spark an infusion of manpower and money to one of the capital city’s neediest areas. The Federal Government provided grant money (aka Promise Zone) to the tune of  $2,000,000  eligible applicants must be State, local, or tribal government entity, represented by a Chief Executive, such as a governor, mayor, or other elected leader, or the head of a State, local, or tribal agency.

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The area with the highest rate of incarcerated persons is the North East District.

 

“We are deeply concerned and disturbed by the actions of the Hartford Board of Education, for systematically divesting in schools located in the north-end; leaving our students and families ill-equipped to compete educationally,” Ansari wrote.

Where are the parents, who let the school system get to this state, what agency is angry with what organization for not sharing in the wealth of our failing school system?

Sources:

NAACP: Closing Schools In Hartford’s North End Would Violate Civil Rights
Hartford’s North End Designated Federal ‘Promise Zone’
Federal Promise Zone US Grant
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