A high school in Lancaster, PA has recently started a new program that has essentially created separate home rooms for black juniors.

275 11th-graders have bee assigned to 19 homeroom classes that are led by teacher mentors. The black students were separated by gender and assigned to one of three homerooms led by black teachers. All other students were teachers with whom they have had a relationship with in the past. Students were allowed to choose alternate mentors or opt out of the program altogether.

Principal Bill Jimenez said the "The intent of mentoring at McCaskey High School is to build strong teacher and student relations, not separate students by race."

Read the rest of the article by Dana Chivvis at aolnews.com. (click here)