There’s a troubling but little-known trend in American public education that, in many cases, threatens to undo efforts to desegregate our nation’s schools: school secession. Simply put, school secession is when a community attempts to split from its local school district. Last week, the nonprofit group EdBuild released an eye-opening report detailing the breadth and effects of school secession efforts around the country. While recent attempts may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, their purpose is all too familiar and will have ruinous results for schoolchildren.
Read the full post for five facts about this disturbing and destructive trend.