How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ : NPR Ed : NPR

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America “as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children.”

PULLING APART, TOGETHER

When everyone picks what’s best for their kids, segregation and disparity are what’s left

“We can’t say ‘this school is not good enough for my child’ and then sustain that system,” reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones tells Terri Gross. “I think that that’s just morally wrong.” That’s why she chose to keep her kid in her neighborhood school. It’s an unusual choice when U.S. schools have been resegregating since 1988. The question:

Did the country ever really want integration?

Source: How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ : NPR Ed : NPR

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