From the Reporter
What Happened
In this seemingly integrated stretch of North Park, parents have ended up segregating themselves when they choose schools for their kids.
Why It Happens
Many white families who live in the neighborhood have shied from the school, sometimes because of test scores. Meanwhile Latino families from elsewhere actively choose it.
Why I Chose This Story
Earlier this year I wrote about how school choice had ended up making some schools more segregated than their neighborhoods. I wanted to zoom in on one of those schools.
Why It Matters
Integration backers argue it isn’t just a Kumbaya cause. Segregation packs the problems of poverty into schools.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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