Dallas school argues for separate but equal classrooms to prevent white flight.
Numerous instances of a principal's policy to have "white only" elementary classrooms in an effort to attract more white students and the conspiracy to cover this up revealed in court. Judge rules not enough evidence was presented that the school district knew what was going on but fines teacher and orders integration.
For years, it was an open secret at North Dallas' Preston Hollow Elementary School: Even though the school was overwhelmingly Hispanic and black, white parents could get their children into all-white classes. And once placed, the students would have little interaction with the rest of the students.This happens at a number of schools in Texas. At the end of the article you can see the school district searching for some legal methods to maintain de facto segregation.
The result, a federal judge has ruled, was that principal Teresa Parker "was, in effect, operating, at taxpayer's expense, a private school for Anglo children within a public school that was predominantly minority."
Judge Sam Lindsay's opinion paints an unflattering picture of the elementary school and a principal who was so desperate to appease the school's affluent white parents that she turned back the clock on school desegregation 50 years.
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