San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse.

A system devised to empower parents and integrate schools has not worked as intended, offering a cautionary tale to districts across the country

Rooftop Elementary School in San Francisco. The city allows parents to apply to any school in the district, having done away with traditional school zoning in an effort to desegregate its classrooms. Photography: Jim Wilson

By Dana Goldstein

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