Title

"Cover Story" piece on segregation in Portland's public high schools. Of Portla

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

2-18-1999

Pages

10, 11, 12, 13

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on segregation in Portland's public high schools. Of Portland High's 1,118 students, one in four is black, Asian, Native American or Hispanic. Others are from Middle Eastern countries like Afghanistan or European nations like Bosnia. Of Deering High's 1,166 students, 94 percent are white. Many teenage children of immigrant families live in the Deering High district but are bused to Portland High. NAACP president Moses Sebunya said he didn't realize that was happening. Administrators argue they put non-English-speaking kids in Portland High primarily because it's cheaper to centralize English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) services. While most children can choose their high school, the children of immigrants cannot, unless they have mastered ESL. With a Portland high school students color chart.

Subjects

Deering High School -- Portland, Education -- Portland, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers, Immigrants in Portland, Portland High School

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