Push for neighborhood schools could harm racial balance

Nov. 12, 2007
Pinellas County, Fla., proposal could lead to "resegregation"

A proposal in Pinellas County, Fla., would steer students to schools in their own neighborhoods – neighborhoods that remain clearly divided by race. Most parents want it that way, the school district says; surveys show that schools close to home are a priority. But some community leaders, teachers and parents question whether racial imbalance will rob students of resources and exposure to other cultures.

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