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  •  Actually, many large city school districts had (0+ / 0-)

    a policy of creating 'magnet' schools in inner city neighborhoods in order to create racial/ethnic diversity without forced busing. Some of these were designed to retain some of the local population and draw in suburban whites who would come for programs in arts or science. So yes, white liberal parents do send their kids to inner city schools, albeit not failing inner city schools.

    My point was (1) that these schools might be doing better if people put their efforts toward improving them rather than fleeing to charters, and (2) that in fact, charters are not actually performing all that much better than the schools being fled. So aside from a form of re-segregation, I'm not sure what benefit charters bring.

    Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. ~John Donne

    by ohiolibrarian on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 11:20:08 AM PST

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