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Connections: Discussing the value and criticism of private schools


The Harley School recently introduced a new program designed to bring more students from disadvantaged backgrounds into their school community. Harley says inclusion is at the core of its mission.

But critics, like author and former private school teacher Caitlin Flanagan, say that private schools have become indefensible: they disproportionately send students to the elite colleges, and they exacerbate inequality. Our guests discuss it:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.