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Parents are irate over a plan to segregate students by race at the celebrity-friendly Little Red School House in the West Village.
In the last month, parents at the $45,485-per-year private school — which counts David Schwimmer, Christy Turlington Burns and Sofia Coppola’s offspring among its pupils — became aware that Director Philip Kassen would place minority middle-school students in the same homerooms come fall.
The article goes on to state the following:
They also learned that the race-based placement policy had already been in effect for the 2017-18 school year for 7th and 8th graders, and would likely be expanded to the 6th grade in September.
Each grade, which has approximately 40 students, has two homerooms. Students remain with their homeroom groups for 30 percent of the school day.
Parents revolted at the revelation.
“My daughter who is 11 was like, ‘Wow, this is crazy. They are talking about separating by color,’” one father, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Post.
“And I was thinking how antiquated is this? This is backwards. It’s almost like segregation now.”
The report further states:
On June 12, Kassen — who made $403,039 in total compensation in 2016 — emailed parents explaining that the proposed class-placement policy would be reviewed.
Eight days later, he emailed again, stating that he would nix the policy, but would continue to keep “race as a critical, but not primary, determinant.”
— ALEX HAYNES (@AlexUnmuted) July 2, 2018
https://t.co/lN5BP6DCUt. Welcome to 1950 in 2018. Under the disguise of educational benefits to children, classes in the Little Red Schoolhouse are segregated. How progressive. How pathetic #LittleRedSchoolHouse
— arne42 (@arne42) July 2, 2018
An elite Manhattan private school has been separating kids into homerooms by race for the past year. https://t.co/39blEN0zR7
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) July 3, 2018
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