Dallas ISB buses 5,700 boys to see movie but leaves girls back at school

The Associated Press (via the Daily Mail) reports:

When 5,700 fifth-grade boys in Dallas’ public schools recently went to see a movie about black fighter pilots in World War II, the girls stayed in school and saw a different movie instead…

Spokesman Jon Dahlander told The Dallas Morning News that [space in movie theaters was limited and that] leaders of the district also thought boys would enjoy the movie more than girls.

‘Red Tails’ tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary pilots during World War II who become the first black aviators to serve in the U.S. military.

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One response to “Dallas ISB buses 5,700 boys to see movie but leaves girls back at school

  1. Kim Macaluso

    I’ve read the article and this blog, and I am absolutely shocked that this is happening in the 21st century. I have two daughters of my own, and if I were the parent of any of these girls, I would have made a stand. I just cannot believe there is gender segregation going on in our schools today. I just hope the school has realized they made a mistake, and it will never happen again. I know that is wishful thinking, but this should not be happening in today’s world. There was discrimination within the movie and with the students watching it, and we should have as a country risen above that, but I guess discrimination will never end. What is this teaching our children? How does this make our girls feel? The girl students probably felt unworthy and left out. If all the students cannot see the movie, in my opinion, no student should see the movie.