Tulsa NAACP chapter takes issue with Tulsa School's open transfer policy for low performing schools

Tuesday, September 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Tulsa branch of the NAACP is accusing Tulsa Public Schools of failing to educate some its children.

The group believes Tulsa School superintendent Dr David Sawyer's recommendation to increase admission standards at Washington and Edison High Schools is unfair, because African-American male students would not be fairly represented. The group also takes issue with the open transfer policy for low performing schools.

NAACP First Vice President, Ruford Henderson, “we feel that transfers are just a way of bypassing the issue and not addressing teaching and if anybody needs to be transferred, it's the teachers.”

We talked to a Tulsa Public School representative. He says he is not aware of any major dissatisfactions, because only 11% of students eligible for transfer took the option.