Conference Reading: Racial Equity Concerns Surface at Public Forum on School Redistricting

Issues of race dominated the second of six public forums exploring what a countywide study on public school boundaries should strive to achieve. The Thursday night meeting at Quince Orchard High School in North Potomac, attended by about 50 people, included questions of what would happen if students from schools with poor academic performance were moved into schools with higher achievement. "They won’t be able to keep up and they won’t study,” one parent said. Other parents said white families are being punished for “working hard and doing well and choosing to live in a certain community.” (Bethesda)

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