- Report: #499428
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: U.S. Department Of Education
U.S. Department Of Educationwww.garlandisd.net Internet United States of America
U.S. Department Of Education Texas Public School Student/Staff Ethnicity and Race Questionnaire, Internet
*Consumer Comment: Don't Complete the Racist Form
*Consumer Comment: I believe flynrider is correct...
*Consumer Comment: Not convinced.
*Consumer Comment: Disagree
*Consumer Comment: One reason.
*Consumer Suggestion: Please reconsider
It clearly states on the form (go to ritter.tea.state.tx.us/taa./is043009.html to see the form; check under the "For Students" heading) that the parent is not required to complete the form.
Furthermore, it also states that if the parent does not complete the form then,
"the school district employ observer identification as a last resort to gather this information for federal reporting."
So, the US Department of Education is now allowing the School District to look at the child and make an assumption as to the ethnicity/race of the child.
IT WOULD DEFINITELY MAKE MORE SENSE TO COUNT THOSE FAMILIES THAT DECLINE TO RESPOND OUT OF THE STATISTICAL DATA FOR REPORTING PURPOSES!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/23/2009 03:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/US-Department-Of-Education/internet/US-Department-Of-Education-Texas-Public-School-StudentStaff-Ethnicity-and-Race-Question-499428. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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