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Charter schools aspire to be ‘diverse by design’


When a group of Mid-City residents proposed opening a school four years ago that would be racially and economically diverse, they were greeted with doubt, according to the Hechinger Report. Skeptics thought Morris Jeff would end up like most other public schools in the city: almost entirely African American and low-income. “The understanding (was) that you guys are delusional. Once the school is open (it) will look the same way that all public schools who are open access look,” said Celeste Lofton-Bagert, one of the founders…

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