The re-segregation of American schools
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Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has watched the evolution of segregation in schools throughout America, and in recent years she's noticed a startling trend: it's coming back.
In her childhood, Hannah-Jones rode the bus to a high-achieving public school in Waterloo, Iowa where she was one of only a few kids of color.
As a mother, she and her husband faced an agonizing choice: Put her daughter in the struggling public school in their neighborhood or send her to a wealthier school farther away.
Hannah-Jones joined MPR News Host Kerri Miller for a conversation about growing challenges parents face when choosing a school for their children — and how those choices are largely allowing segregation to creep back into the American school system.
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