How Most American Kids Are Kept Out of the Best Public Schools
Historically, children have been assigned to public schools based on their home address. For some students, this works out fine. But for many others, geographic assignment locks them into schools that don’t meet their needs. What can be done to break the link between students’ zip codes and their schools?
The Buckeye Institute and Fordham Institute invite you to a forthcoming event where we’ll hear from Tim DeRoche, author of A Fine Line: How most American kids are kept out of the best public schools. This book offers an eye-opening account of how families are denied access to desirable schools through the educational equivalent of “redlining.” Following Tim’s presentation, we’ll discuss national and local efforts to open doors for students who have traditionally lacked access to great schools. Audience questions will also be taken.
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