How CMS can boost diversity without ‘forced busing’

Apr 14, 2016 by

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has finally uttered the words many suburban parents longed to hear:

“Every student will be assigned to a designated home school within proximity to where he/she lives.”

That language appeared Tuesday in a draft of guiding principles for the board’s new student assignment plan. Suburban parents and politicians can finally exhale – if cautiously – after months of fretting that the board might revive the old “forced busing” concept to break up concentrated poverty in inner-city schools.

That option, while never officially on the table, is surely off it now for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The board still plans to attack poverty clusters; the home-school guarantee means it will use other means to do so.

Source: How CMS can boost diversity without ‘forced busing’ | The Charlotte Observer

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