- Dec 2007
- Pennsylvania, USA
The issue is that the school HAD been giving most of its seats to students living within the school district. The school board was pressured by wealthy families living outside the district to switch to an admissions system that would allow their own children - many of whom had attended private schools - to secure seats that would have otherwise been given to local students within the district.Did i misread? I can look back but I thought you gave me student demographics....
But that said its all irrellevant...
Whi applied and who got rejected and why solves this issue, no?
if there is a pattern of rejecting minority students who qualify, then the school has explaining to do. otherwise whats the issue its a merit based school.
IMO, it also raises questions about property taxes, which are used to fund public schools. There are now families living OUTSIDE the district who have students attending public schools, without paying property taxes to fund the remote district in which their students are enrolled.