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School desegregation matters, but should be left to personal choice, not public policy

Growing up, I attended some schools with very little racial diversity —and others with a lot. I started off at Johnson Gretna Park in a New Orleans suburb, which had mostly black students. Then, in third grade I transferred to Homedale Elementary, which had mostly white students. At first I had a hard time fitting […]