Gary Orfield: Alternatives to School Segregation in the US: The Case of Magnet Schools

  • Date 22/06/2011

Magnet schools began in the 1970s and were designed to break down racial barriers and foster the voluntary commitment of students, parents and teachers to integrated schools offering special education opportunities. Magnet schools are based on the idea of ensuring civil rights and equal opportunities, and that only by fighting segregation can we overcome the inequality of opportunity that the free market has been unable to.

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