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Congress still won't pay for busing to desegregate schools

from Next City

Now is a moment of increased recognition of the ills of school segregation, says Ujju Aggarwal, a segregation researcher at the New School and a grassroots integration activist in New York City. "We've reached a point where the political problem of segregation has been recognized across the board," Aggarwal says. "So many studies and reports have illustrated not only the intensification of the problem but also the impact, and so this generally presents a question of what are we going to do about it?" While it's certainly not the case everywhere, more local and state policymakers are exploring what to do about it — desegregation strategies like revamping school district boundaries, expanding magnet schools, and encouraging the establishment of diverse-by-design charter schools. more

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