Segregated Schools in San Francisco?

By Joel P. Engardio -- Is San Francisco segregated when a quarter of public schools have a supermajority of a single non-white race? Nearly half of San Francisco is white, but only 12 percent of public school students are. Where are the white students?

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Does the School Board Matter?

By Joel P. Engardio -- Lots of San Francisco voters skip school board elections. Maybe it’s because just 16 percent of The City’s households have kids. Nationally, the number is 44 percent. All of San Francisco's non-parents might care if they knew how much school board policies affect everyone.

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A 'Hunger Games' for Parents in San Francisco

By Joel P. Engardio -- Ask any parent remaining in San Francisco (a city with more dogs than kids) to describe the process of applying for public school and you'll often hear "nightmare."
"I was willing to excuse some of the negative stories -- the anger, the frustration, families leaving San Francisco -- because our crazy system had a bigger goal of better outcomes," said School Board Commissioner Matt Haney. "Now I question if it is all worth it. If the system isn't accomplishing its goals, then what's the point?"

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