FRONTLINE: Separate and Unequal

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A group of citizens in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, considers forming a new school district, inspiring a debate over the effectiveness and importance of school integration, in this video from FRONTLINE: Separate and Unequal. While many parents prefer sending their children to schools with diverse races and cultures, even if it involves busing them to public schools outside of their neighborhoods, others believe that integrated schools aren’t providing their children with a good education. As one group of dissatisfied, mostly middle-class parents pledges to form a new, less racially, and economically diverse school district, critics of their plan fear the potential impact of such action. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

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