Minneapolis district wants to drop out of desegregation program

Feb. 24, 2009
District leaders say the West Metro Education Program isn't working

The Minneapolis school district wants to end its participation in a Twin Cities desegregation program because it says the program is not succeeding. The West Metro Education Program started in 1989; Minneapolis and 10 suburban districts banded together to achieve more racial integration in Twin Cities schools and help narrow the achievement gap between middle-class white students and low-income minority students. The program features two schools -- the Interdistrict Downtown School in Minneapolis, which is grades K-12, and the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource school in Crystal, which is grades 4-8. Minneapolis administrators say the schools have done little to change the racial disparity between Minneapolis and surrounding districts.

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