Journalism students in my classes at Cal State, Northridge are investigating demographic shifts and schools. We are starting with school segregation. Alia Wong, education editor at The Atlantic, answered their questions via Twitter, after they watched this video she reported on the challenges of school choice.
Question 1: Why are schools with white students better funded?
Question 2: Are there any movements to make it so schools don’t rely on property taxes?
Question 3: How do they decided in DC who gets to go to a school not in their neighborhood?
Question 4: How do teachers feel about integration?
Question 5: What about gentrification? Does that help with integration?