• School Segregates Students To Enhance Black Performance

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    LANCASTER, PA-McCaskey East High School in Lancaser, Pennslyvania is experimenting with having separate homerooms for African American Students in order to boost African American academic performance. Lancaster Online reports:

    The idea originated with Angela Tilghman, a McCaskey East instructional coach who was alarmed at the poor academic performance of the school’s black students.

    Only about a third of McCaskey’s African-Americans scored proficient or advanced in reading on last year’s Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), compared with 60 percent of white students and 42 percent of all students.

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