Guest Blog – The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to segregated schools?

This is part of my series exploring parent choices and school integration which began with “Why do we have this d@med school lottery anyway?“ I’ve learned a lot from other parents’ experiences in my own exploration of dynamics like school choice, race, segregation and systemic racism. This begins a series of guest blogs from other parents from various backgrounds that I hope you’ll find thought provoking. The first...

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Why do we have this d@mned school lottery anyway!?

Why do we have this d@mned school lottery anyway!?

This week of school assignments, I noticed a family hanging out in the park with children my age, and struck up a conversation. It turns out they are homeless. The five year old daughter who chased my son around (that’s his favorite game too!) got into John Muir, where there is a great principal & staff, in my humble opinion. The twelve year old daughter is sharp as a tack and charming; she loves reading magical comic books with dragons and...

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