78207: America’s Most Radical School Integration Experiment


On the bright side, some school districts are doing the right thing. Schools in San Antonio are starkly segregated by income, ever since San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1972), which declared that states do not have to fund school districts equally. For the past three years, superintendent Pedro Martinez has worked to integrate schools by redistricting them by gradations of income, by opening schools of choice, and by attacking beliefs about poor kids — that pobrecitos can’t possibly achieve. (29 min)


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