Really nothing I can say that I haven’t already said so many times in this space, but I’ll reiterate them:
1. GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS was an alumnus of this school.
2. The Normandy district was the most desirable and most desired school district in the 1950s, when the demographics of the district’s service area were much different, thereby disproving the magic dirt theory.
I’ll add this brand new thought:
3. While I steadfastly oppose busing for the sake of racial integration, I can understand why some people advocate it. If, for example, these two young women who started fighting were bused to distant schools, the adults who came to the school to join the fight as reinforcements wouldn’t have been able to go all the way out to whatever distant high school they would have been bused to. Even though we know it fails in the long run.