Tulsa Public Schools have an enrollment of about 40,000. Hispanic children hold the majority enrollment in 16 public schools, including East Central High School. A Tulsa Public Schools administrator of “federal Title III programming for immigrant students with limited proficiency in English” believes we are not doing all we should do to accommodate those children. Really? What we should not be accommodating is “federal Title III.” (By the way, who designed and approved this logo? Couldn’t we come up with something that is MUCH less like the Islamic Crescent? Surely we could. And why is South America connected to North American public schools? God help us, please.)
Hispanic students now fill nearly 30 percent of the school district’s seats and hold the majority at 16 of its roughly 75 sites. For the first time ever, a Tulsa high school East Central is in that category.
All the while, the percentage of black and white students enrolled has decreased to 26.7 percent and 27.83 percent, respectively.
TPS leaders say the continual shift is compounding long-standing challenges to find teachers who are adequately prepared to support learning…
The school with the highest ratio of Hispanic students in the city is unchanged nearly 69 percent of students at Springdale Elementary, 2510 E. Pine St., are of that ethnicity.
Not all Hispanic students are English Language Learners, or ELL, but a good majority are.
Probable translation: Most are here illegally, do not speak English and qualified teachers are not Spanish-speakers, and why would they be? Rather than going no further than teaching English to these children, we are trying to stuff the piggy-bank to fund Spanish-speaking teachers, for these kids to “relate” to, and probably to create a false American history. Read the entire story at The Tulsa World
Tulsa is not left with only Tulsa Public Schools. Our ‘other’ school districts: Jenks, Union and Broken Arrow in the south and east of the city are excellent, large districts leaving TPS in its dust while it labors with attempting to create victimhood, and force all taxpayers to fund social justice.
In this report, TPS’s over-all enrollment is 28.7% white, 26.6% black, 29.1% Hispanic, 6.4% American Indian. “Regular” programming consists of 84% of all students, and “Special” programming consists of 15.7% of all students.
My elementary school (all those many years ago) is now 61% Hispanic, 18% black and 11.5% white. My, how times have changed. My high school is now considered a “College High School” and is 37.6% Hispanic, 28.6% black and 21% white. The upside of this story is, that Hispanics are likely to stay in school and graduate, and that’s a good thing.
If you are moving to the beautiful city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, look for the school districts of Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow, maybe Bixby, or one of our fine private schools. Tulsa Public Schools do not represent Tulsa, and it’s a shame.
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