Today’s Connecting the Dots #CTD- Race, Power, Privilege

Being one of the nation’s most liberal cities, San Francisco has been caught in the crossfire of educational segregation. San Francisco’s school district’s attempt to diversify the school system has seemed to be doing the opposite. Parents are choosing schools for their children not depending on location but rather by the racial population and the school’s academic performance. Because parents are allowed a “choice” of school, racial segregation ends up taking place. Schools that are more academically successful consists of mainly white and Asians while the less successful schools consist largely of Latinos and black children.