Many Public Schools More Segregated Now Than in '70s

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As kids across the country head back to school, many will be entering classrooms that are more racially segregated than they were in the 1970s. In San Francisco, nearly one-fourth of the city's public schools are racially isolated. We'll talk about what this means for student achievement and how today's schools came to be so racially divided. How important is diversity when selecting a school? Should school districts make diversifying schools a priority?

Guests:

Jeremy Adam Smith, author of "As Parents Get More Choice, S.F. Schools Resegregate" for San Francisco Public Press

Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter, New York Times Magazine

Antwan Wilson, superintendent, Oakland Unified School District

Gailin Anderson, member of the Parents Advisory Council, San Francisco Unified School District

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