12 Feb '12, 4am

Boys Go On Expensive School Trip; Girls Stay At School | Care2 Causes

What on earth were they thinking? The Dallas Independent School District took about 5,700 fifth-grade boys on February 9 to see a new movie about African-American fighter pilots in World War II, but female students were excluded. Busloads of Dallas school children began arriving at the AMC Mesquite 30 theater around 10 a.m Thursday morning to watch “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black American male pilots who flew missions in World War II. But girls were kept from seeing the movie . A teacher at the theater this morning told Dallas Morning News photographer G.J. McCarthy that the movie was part of Black History Month instruction, and she was told it was something the boys would be interested in because it was about African-American men. From dallasnews.com : Dallas ISD spokesman Jon Dahlander earlier today told me that the boys-only field trip to see Red...

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