Check out this fascinating ProPublica podcast interview with two of the journalists involved in the resegregation of Pinellas County schools, Michael LaForgia and Adam Playford.
The Tampa Bay Times series is called Failure Factories. Secretary Arne Duncan apparently called this a “man-made disaster.”
One tidbit: Nobody on the team went back before 2012, so they almost missed grasping why the test scores and demographics were changing so rapidly. Says LaForgia: “It’s embarrassing even talking about it because all we needed was a reporter in the room who knew about the history of the school system.”