The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on March 1, 1982 · 4
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Monday, March 1, 1982
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Ml Monday, March I, 1982 Pari I 7 ACADEMIES: All-White Schools Gaining Acceptance v Coo AnQf tea Slimes Continued from (ilh Pa(C Woods, vice president of the First National Hank of South Carolina in Columbia, who is agonizing over where to send his (i-year-old daughter next fall. "Hut my wife says the educational level at Hammond is belter. All the families we go to church with send their children to private schools, so there's some social pressure there. 1 don't want to put my kid to any social disadvantage, so I'll probably defer to my wife and send my kid to Hammond." Carol lllack decided in 1!)70 to remove her children from Columbia's public schools and enroll them in Hammond Academy. "The fact that there were no blacks at Hammond was immaterial to us," she said. "Our children had been in a mixed class and it did not bother us at all. But we were caught in turbulent times. Integration had turned the whites, adding that he "subscribes to the works" of Dr. William Shockley. Shockley, a Nobel -Prize-winning physicist at Stanford University, has argued that intelligence is inherited and that black people suffer more from heredity than environment. "Hut," Redd said, "we don't teach segregation and integration here. We discourage our teachers from bringing it up. That's for the parents to do." It is not clear whether the students are affected by going to school in all-white classrooms. In many of these communities, there is considerable socializing between private school and public school students. Sally Mizell, for example, the 15-year-old daughter of Hayes Mizell, the public education advocate in Columbia, S.C., attends public school but belongs to a girls club where half the members attend private schools. "It doesn't bother me one way or the other," she said. At Monroe Academy several weeks ago, the film "To Kill a Mockingbird" was shown. Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel which depicts racist attitudes in a small Southern town grew up in Mon-roeville. Everyone here assumes the book was drawn from her knowledge of her hometown, and they speak of it with pride. "The kids all liked the movie," one of the academy students raid. "But we felt it wasn't right the way they treated the colored man. It really wasn't just." Your Sterling Advantage I his is i sample from our Iane selection of sterling patterns available at our low, low prices. Similar savinqs on all plate settings, open stock and serving pieces. See us first we'll see thai you save. Gorham Sterling Place Settings 4-pc Place Setting Place Size Camellia 'They are honest and very sincere and they want to provide the best. ' these parental needs. "One of their main pitches is that they will offer better academic preparation than the public schools and a more Christian environment," he said. "They often push patriotic themes they are American. One Southern school calls itself the American Christian Academy and its colors are red, white and blue." There is a strong feeling within the Southern communities that maintaining local control over these schools is essential. Many of the residents said they do not want tax exemptions if it means that the federal government will tie allowed to tell them how to conduct school business. "This school is run by the people who put up the money," said Steele, who was Monroe Academy's first chairman of the board of trustees and who served eight years in that position. The schools inspire extraordinary support among the parents. Although the costs of sending children there are high often between $1,000 and $2,000 a year per child parents go to great lengths to come up with tuition money and to find other ways to assist the schools financially. "My son went through five years in public school and I was unhappy with what I saw there," said Glenda Bul-lard, who worked for a time as a teacher's aide in the public school system. "It wiS predominantly black, and I didn't want to stay, and I didn't want my child to stay." Works Two Jobs Bullard now works two jobs a day to keep her son and now a daughter in Monroe Academy. Her husband, a building contractor, has been unemployed for four months. "We're having a garage sale this weekend to try to come up with more money," she said. "And my son works nights so he can get things we can't afford to buy for him." In Farmville, Va., when the chairman of the county board of supervisors harvested more popcorn than he needed last year, he gave it to Prince Edward Academy, where they sold it for $1 a bag. The local optometrist gives free eye examinations to the school's students, and the commissioner of revenue who determines what gets taxed by the court has decided that the school should not pay property taxes. Robert Redd, headmaster at Prince Edward Academy like the headmasters of the other all-white academies insists his school has an open admissions policy, although no blacks have ever been admitted. Redd said he believes blacks are less intelligent than $120 Chant illy public schools upside down. My oldest child who had always been a conscientious student changed. Suddenly, he didn't care. My daughter came home from school frightened by things that happened at the playground. There was a mass exodus because we felt the learning situation was so bad. "Since then, the public schools have come back they're fine," she said. "But we just didn't want to change our children again." "The atmosphere at Hammond is like school was when I was coming along," Black said. "You can walk down the halls and everyone is quiet, and well-behaved and neat. That was the kind of atmosphere I wanted my children in . . . .It really has become our neighborhood school." Education professor Bills believes the feelings of Woods and Black are typical of parents who send their children to these schools today. "White parents very firmly believe that if they're going to raise their children to be respectable people, they've got to have them in private schools. "These people do not always send their children to these schools because of negative feelings about blacks, but because these schools offer the kind of environment they want a good, Christian, American environment," he said. "They are very honest and very sincere and highly moral people who want to provide the best opportunity for their children. It's not always unconscious racism." And the schools. 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