GOP Wins Majority In Kentucky House, Instantaneously Passes A Bill To Resegregate Schools

The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill that will resegregate public schools in the state’s largest county. If the bill passes in the Kentucky State Senate, it will allow Jefferson County students to attend schools that are closest to their homes.

With busing and magnet programs under the current system, Jefferson County has been able to maintain a diverse school system for more than forty years.

The new bill will perpetuate deeply segregated housing patterns that will be reflected in the school system. It will concentrate poor and minority students in schools set apart from their white, affluent peers and the specialty magnet programs at those schools.

Kentucky State Representative Darryl Owens and former Secretary of Education John King Jr. spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the move to resegregate Kentucky schools.

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