Monday, February 07, 2011

Pilot mentoring program ended in PA

From Ms magazine, news that a mentoring program in Pennsylvania has been revamped due to the controversy over its practice of segregation. Homerooms at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster were divided based on race and gender. Though this article says that the mentoring program itself was segregated and only available to some students who met, as part of the program, once a day for a short time as well as twice a month. Rather than abandon the program, however, the school is opening it up to all students.