Tuesday, October 11, 2011

IPS Superintendent Eugene White Refers to Physically and Mentally Disabled Students as "Crippled" and "Crazy"

IPS Superintendent
Eugene White
Indianapolis Public School Superintendent Eugene White was a guest on the WIBC Denny Smith show yesterday.  Starting at the 56:30 mark, here's what White had to say about IPS:
"You've got to understand. We are public schools. What does that mean?  We take everybody that come through the door, whether they are blind, crippled, crazy..."
At that point Smith cut White off in order to move on to another topic.

The podcast can be found by going to this page.  The quote starts at the 56:30 mark.  As a side note, the poor grammar is not a misquote.


Pete Boggs said...

That's not good. Anyone hear the part where Eugene White complains to a caller about 35 charter kids coming back to IPS while 9000 kids left during a nine year period? What the hell was that?

Eugene White also said something about holding onto vacant schools for future growth. What the hell was that? IPS has lost population for years so how does that work.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Pete, legally he has to make vacant schools available to charters. Where is that on the recording?

Jon said...

Paul is correct, this year schools have to file a report listing unused facilities. If the facilities is not used as a school for two years the district must sell or lease (I don't remember which) for $1 and then the district must maintain it as well. Charter schools bascially get a building for free.

Pete Boggs said...

The problem is Phd's pushing poor policy like holding property that belongs to the people.

Marycatherine Barton said...

Tell me White did not say that about IPS students! If so, he should resign his position as IPS Superintendent, asap.