Connections: A Proposal For More Diverse Local Schools
An organization of local parents and educators has released a new survey of 600 Monroe County parents (300 in the city; 300 in the suburbs), finding that parents badly want more diversity in schools. The organization called Great Schools for All is using the survey to bolster their case for a network of magnet schools that are cross-district, modeling off a number of successful schools in other states.
So, can this happen? Are parents truly ready? Are school districts willing to buy in? Our guests:
- John Wilkinson, co-convenor of Great Schools for All and pastor at Third Presbyterian Church
- Larry Marx, executive director of The Children’s Agenda
- Mark Hare, Great Schools for All
- Lynette Sparks, co-convenor of Great Schools for All and associate pastor for outreach and evangelism at Third Presbyterian Church