Parents and students of Pasadena High Schoolare furious after the school’s principal thought it would be a good idea to have segregated assemblies, according to the Pasadena Star News. The separate assemblies was an attempt to motivate Latino and African-American students to improve their test scores but only resulted in outraging parents and the student body.
Principal Derick Evans only got the chance to meet with Black female students before canceling the other meetings and apologizing. Evans, who is of African descent, said he only wanted to let those students see how their state test scores will affect their overall grades.
In 2008, 45 percent of Pasadena High School’s African-American students scored on or above average in math and 54 percent in English while 68 percent of White students scored on or above average fin math and 66 percent in English. -WLW
Do you think the principal was wrong for wanting to meet with Black and Latino students separately?