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What Could Reverse D.C'.s Intense School Segregation?

By George Joseph
February 17, 2017

According to the author of a new UCLA Civil Rights Project report: School choice is only exacerbating the effects of the city’s extreme housing segregation. Last week, a group of Washington, D.C., parents and teachers stopped Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, from entering a D.C. middle school.

As a new report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project suggests, the protesters may have cause for concern. D.C.’s school district, despite being a darling of the school choice movement is intensely divided by both race and class.

Read the interview with Gary Orfield, to find out how he thinks educational policies can help confront housing and school segregation:

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