Good Read: As Other Districts Grapple With Segregation, This One Makes Integration Work (NY Times)

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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)


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.