Will school integration become a catalyst for district restructuring?
Desegregation has become an increasingly pressing issue for the Buffalo Public Schools. The national civil rights expert Gary Orfeild offered the district a bleak assessment of decades long trends that has led to starkly segregated schools.
The objective of integration is an opportunity to restructure the long dysfunctional Buffalo Public School district, which is too large and unwieldy to manage well.
Could this be an opportunity to restructure the district into more manageable districts? Would integration through bussing be more workable if it wasn’t districtwide?