Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Racist Principal?

This sounds interesting:

Parents of students at a New York City elementary school are demanding its principal resign over a questionnaire teachers had to fill out that's being called racist, FOX 5 TV has exclusively learned.

The form, obtained by FOX 5, reportedly asked teachers at East Harlem's PS 96 school to break down students' behavioral problems by race.

So, is the principal a racist, or even doing something that might be construed as racist?

First, my serious answer. It seems a little disingenuous to call this racist when everything we do in education is broken down by race.

Now, my snarky answer. This principal cannot be a racist, as she's black. Our race pimps will tell you that only whites can be racist.


Rhymes With Right said...

Gee -- haven't we been told for years that different communications and learning styles are found in different ethnic communities and that we as teachers must respond to them in a culturally sensitive manner? Could this have been a prelude to a race/culture sensitive discipline system?

Darren said...

I'll assume that's a snarky comment :-)