From Texas Public Radio:
The San Antonio Independent School District launched a bold new enrollment policy at five specialty schools this year, weighing the lottery based on income and geography to maintain a balance of working class and middle class students.
Creating socially and economically diverse schools goes against the status quo in a city as economically segregated as San Antonio. The question now is whether families will like the idea enough to return in years to come.
Most of the city’s neighborhoods — and most schools — are divided by class. And it didn’t get that way by chance.