Shifting School Boundaries

Shifting School Boundaries

As the population in our region explodes, overcrowded school districts are grappling with the controversial process of re-drawing school boundaries.

As the population in our region explodes, overcrowded school districts are grappling with the controversial process of re-drawing school boundaries. School officials must weigh the wishes of parents with socioeconomic balance and unpredictable population growth. Some districts are even considering doing away with boundaries or year-round schedules to stagger student attendance. We explore how districts are taking on overcrowding.

Guests

Michael Petrilli

Author, "Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent's Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools;" Vice President for National Programs and Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Abigail Smith

Independent education reform consultant

Sam Adamo

Executive Director of Planning and Legislative Services, Loudoun County Public Schools

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