Looks like La Vergne High School in La Vergne, Tenn., has its own version of the cool kids' table. Thanks to an academic intervention program, students with poor grades are separated from their classmates and forced to eat in a different location, with half their lunch period devoted to a learning lab. Parent Paul Morecroft calls it "a civil rights violation and segregation, no doubt," and has complained to the school district. But school spokesman James Evans noted graduation rates have risen to nearly 90 percent in the two years the program has been in place and told WSMV he "can't see how anyone will be against" more academic help for struggling students. And the kids? "We just want to sit with our friends," said junior Ximena Jinenez. [Source]
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