Study Finds Race, Money Are Factors of Educational "Secession"

Jun 27, 2017

Credit Chalkbeat TN

A recent report by EdBuild, a nonprofit that researches educational disparities, argues that the gap between poor and affluent students is widening in Shelby County. The report criticizes laws that allow municipalities to "secede" from larger urban districts. Caroline Bauman, community editor of Chalkbeat Tennessee, explains why this report has validated some education leaders and angered others.