San Francisco Unified School District is struggling to reflect the diversity of its residents in the classroom.
The noticeable absence of White students enrolled in the city’s public school system — currently tallied at 14 percent, despite 42 percent of San Francisco’s population identifying as caucasian, according to the San Francisco Chronicle — is boggling to host Chip Franklin. Especially, since San Francisco’s 72 elementary schools exceed the state average in math and english proficiency!
He and Nikki Medoro took a closer look at what was driving the shocking numbers and debated what factors were the leading causes behind White parents fleeing to private schools.
Listen to their conversation below.