An elementary school principal in Michigan is under investigation for authorizing a field trip last week for 30 black students to meet with an African-American rocket scientist. Students who are not black were excluded from the outing -- a possible violation of a state law that bans racial favoritism in public schools.
"The district is investigating the allegations of violation of the State of Michigan Proposal 2," a spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor, Mich., school district told FoxNews.com. "There was no ill-intent or malice in the principal and teachers planning this field trip," she added.
The principal, Mike Madison, who is black, said the trip was part of an effort to close the achievement gap between black and white students. But some parents whose children were not included say it clearly was illegal.
The controversy began last week when the 30 students, members of an African-American academic support group, were taken to hear the rocket scientist, Alec Gallimore, speak at the University of Michigan, where he is an aerospace engineering professor and propulsion lab director.
This is a 5th grade class in which they separated out the black students and took them on the field trip and left the other children behind. This principle needs to be fired but he won't be.
For one thing, Ann Arbor is almost as liberal as a city like San Francisco. They're are simply all nuts there.
If anything, this dude will get promoted.
What I am really waiting for is the cries of racism for these parents questioning why the school would do this.
When is this racism going to end?