Desegregating MCPS Would Benefit All Students, Researcher Says

Focusing on diversity as Montgomery County Public Schools examines school boundaries could increase minority students’ standardized test scores and help others adjust to the “real world,” a researcher said Thursday. A discussion sponsored by the Montgomery County Women’s Democratic Club focused largely on research-based evidence that diverse schools benefit all students. In April, tension about the boundary analysis boiled over at a public meeting at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg. Some parents said they opposed the review because forcing children to change schools, partly to diversify schools, would be “unfair” and decrease home values. (Bethesda)

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