In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools
A Missouri law allowing students to transfer to better school districts has spurred contention, with racial and economic undertones.
Public schools in the St. Louis region, as in many other metropolitan areas across the country, have struggled for decades to bridge a wide achievement gap between school districts — a divide that often runs along racial and socioeconomic lines. By affirming the right to transfer students out of failing school districts, the State Supreme Court opened the doors for hundreds of families to cross the lines and move their children into better schools.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
LATEST EDUCATION HEADLINES
Duncan Lets States Delay Using Tests in Teacher Evaluations15 minutes ago
Ferguson Doubles Its School Counselors for Students' Return14 minutes ago
Judge Blocks Bobby Jindal from Repealing Common Core2 days ago
L.A. Takes Progressive Approach to Student Behavior2 days ago
Veterans to Get In-State Tuition in Any State2 days ago
More Out-of-Staters Bring More Money to California Colleges3 days ago