Florida Elementary School Isolates Black Students in Latest Assembly

August 23, 2023

Bunnell Elementary School in Flager County, Florida recently singled out black fourth and fifth graders in an assembly focused on improving standardized test scores. During the assembly, “model students” with high test scores were made to stand at the front of the stage while bribes such as gift cards were offered to black students as an incentive to raise their scores. This sparked outrage amongst parents as they were not informed of the event until the damage was already done. 

The news station received confirmation from Cheryl Massaro, the Flagler County Schools board chair, that Black students were "isolated" for the assembly. She told the station the assembly should have never happened, though it did.

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