By any measure, New Jersey has one of the most segregated school systems in the country. We have to reopen that front. We have to start to talk about what we need to do to break down district boundaries.
That’s David Sciarra, director of the Education Law Center, quoted in an excellent column today by Bob Braun. Also quoted is Paul Tractenberg, founder of ELC, who notes, “There always has been a sort of subterranean message working here — intended or not — that, maybe, if the state gives minority kids and their schools more money, they won’t press for solutions that end up with black kids in suburban schools and white kids in city schools.”