Selected By Andrew Pillow
School Segregation is a hot topic again. Rising segregation, and new laws that limit the ability to fix it has many school districts scrambling for a solution. However, at least one school district seems to have found a solution.
The Morris School District has had very racially integrated schools for a long time, and it’s one of the few that still remain effective in creating a diverse school environment.
The New York Times sums up the success of the district:
“The Morris School District was created in 1971, after a state court decision led to the merger of two Northern New Jersey communities – the mostly white suburbs of Morris Township, and the racially mixed urban hub of Morristown – into one school district for the purpose of maintaining racial and economic balance.
The 5,226-student district is one of the few in the country created through such a merger as part of a court-ordered integration effort, and one of even fewer that still endure.”
Read the rest here. (NY Times)