Petition to Transfer Schools
Critical Thinking Questions
this petition was part of an information packet given to "all parties interested in the segregation problem in public schools in Texas." It was crafted by Doctor Garcia and the American GI Forum following the Delgado v. Bastrop ISD ruling.
1 Who was intended to receive this petition upon its completion? How can you tell?
2 "Application is herewith made to transfer our child..." What does line, from the document above, tell you about who might be filling out this petition.
3 What is this petition asking for? How can you tell?
4 Based on the pictures Dr. Garcia took (previous document), why might parents be filling this petition?
5 Do you think that a petition to transfer students would help improve the conditions of the Ward schools? Why or why not?