One comment on “Diversity Vs. Equity. Why Must We Choose?

  1. I was surprised to see you concede the point that achievement gaps have widened since busing began. Is this true? If so, I believe it would be an anomaly. My understanding is that, nationally, serious attempts at desegregation through busing were associated with a dramatic _decrease_ in the achievement gap, and that the gap has only been widening as urban districts across the country have abandoned busing and re-segregated their schools.

    Can you point me to the data that shows a widening gap – and, for that matter, decreased engagement – for Jefferson County schools? I would love to take a look at that myself.

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