The New Separate But Equal

Rising test scores and higher academic standards in public schools are usually a cause for celebration among parents of school—age children.  But in the liberal suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area, this development is triggering panic among white parents who are increasingly choosing to send their children to private schools, or moving to more exclusive neighborhoods. Despite living in safe and desirable areas where diversity and tolerance are preached as gospel, white parents in the Bay Area are apparently avoiding many high—performing public school systems for the simple reason that they have too many Asians. The slow but steady disappearance of white students from suburban public schools is an obvious but rarely—discussed demographic trend that recalls the 'white flight' from America's largest cities decades earlier. In a recent Wall Street Journal article ($link), reporter Suein Hwang delves into the racially—charged world of high school...(Read Full Article)