563: The Problem We All Live With - Part Two

563: The Problem We All Live With - Part Two

Aug 7, 2015
Last week we looked at a school district integrating by accident. This week: a city going all out to integrate its schools. Plus, a girl who comes up with her own one-woman integration plan. (Part one.)
  • Chana Joffe-Walt reports on the Hartford, CT school system, which actively seeks to integrate. The results have been impressive. It used to be that 11% of Hartford students were in integrated schools. Now it’s nearly half. But the trick to the whole thing is: convince white families it’s in their self- interest to go to integrated schools. This requires the kind of marketing skills and savvy we’re more used to seeing at Apple and Pepsi than we are at a public school district. (38 minutes)

    There's a book by Susan Eaton about Hartford's integration plan, called The Children in Room E4.

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School Teacher, by Norman Rockwell. From the website of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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