Programs for minorities debated at D65

The District 65 school board last night wrestled with whether to expand its two-way immersion bilingual program and establish an African-focused curriculam at some schools. More from the Daily Northwestern.

Update 2/15/06: This morning’s Chicago Tribune takes a look at the debate.

Update 2/16/06: The Evanston Review says it appears unlikely the board would eliminate general education classes at Oakton Elementary School, if it adds an African-focused track there. Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, and some Oakton parents oppose eliminating the general education track. Ald. Rainey says it would be a “hurtful and thoughtless way to resegregate and disrupt the Oakton Community.”

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