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Can Choice Alleviate Discrimination in Schools?

Can Choice Alleviate Discrimination in Schools?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina prides itself for being “the most progressive city in the south,” but last year, when North Carolina took a hard look at the state of racial equity in public schools, Chapel Hill residents got an unpleasant surprise. In the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system, African Americans were 10 times more likely to be suspended than white students. How could the discipline rates be so disproportionate in North Carolina’s most progressive enclave? This and more on the blog today.