By Daniel Davis
Connecticut has put in place diversity quotas for certain magnet schools, meaning the racial breakdown of those schools has to stay relatively fixed. That policy is backfiring on the state, which is now being sued by parents—largely African American—saying that it adversely affects their kids. I recently sat down with Gwen Samuel, the plaintiff in that case, and today we’ll share that exclusive interview. Plus: CNN’s Jim Acosta says the media is doing a great job and there’s no bias. Rachel and I will discuss.
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Daniel Davis: I’m joined now by Gwen Samuel. She is from Meriden, Connecticut, and she is the founder of the Connecticut Parents Union, which is involved in a court case against the state of Connecticut in school education. Gwen, thanks for joining us on the podcast today.
Gwen Samuel: Thank you, young man, for having me.
Davis: Gwen, tell me about the case and how your organization became the plaintiff against the state of Connecticut.
Samuel: I think is important for your listeners to know that Connecticut is known as the Constitution State, but yet we are violating children’s constitutional rights like it didn’t exist.
Right now we are suing the state of Connecticut because in our public magnet schools we have racial quotas. That means we are turning children away from quality public schools because of the color of their skin, which is a constitutional violation, period.
Davis: Tell me about that. How has that been specifically …read more
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