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Our neighborhood school is an example of this economic resegregation, being 6% white nonHispanic in a neighborhood that is 50% white nonHispanic. The children of upscale or motivated parents go to charters, or are ferried across Rock Creek Park to west-of-the-Park schools. The children of low-income, immigrant, or simply unmotivated families go to the school in the neighborhood.

The result of this resegregation is low test scores at the neighborhood school, perpetuating its image as a "failing" school, further encouraging upscale parents to send their children elsewhere, and completing the vicious circle of concentrating children from disadvantaged families in our neighborhood school, keeping test scores low.

There's got to be a better way.

by Jack on Dec 14, 2012 10:19 am • linkreport

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