Behind the Headline: Wake schools fight to get loud

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Wake schools fight to get loud
07/19/10 | News & Observer

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Tale of Two Cities
Spring 2010 | Education Next

The school board majority that took office in Wake County last December is committed to moving the district toward neighborhood schools (and away from busing to achieve socio-economic diversity) despite a mass march that has been scheduled to take place tomorrow in downtown Raleigh to protest the policy. In the Spring 2010 issue of Education Next, Nathan Glazer wrote about Raleigh’s integrated schools.

In an Ed Next video, Paul Peterson and Nathan Glazer discuss Raleigh’s experiences with integration and Gerald Grant’s fascinating book, Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There are No Bad Schools in Raleigh.

And in an Ed Next podcast recorded just after the new school board was elected in Wake County last fall, “Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools Over Socioeconomic Diversity,” Paul Peterson and Chester Finn discussed the election and what it would mean for the county’s school assignment policies.

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