How To Diversify Metro Schools: One Candidate For Mayor Says More Buses, Other Says Cheaper Housing


You could walk into some Nashville schools, where more than 90 percent of students are African-American, and wonder if desegregation ever occurred. Both candidates for mayor identify this as a problem, but they have different ways to address the segregated status of many Nashville schools.

The answer to at-large council member Megan Barry comes in housing policy. She wants to create more mixed income neighborhoods along major corridors. She says having housing at varying price points in the same parts of town should eventually trickle into the school system.


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