You go to a school where there’s no music, the gym is falling apart, the books are old, the building is near dilapidated, the neighborhood is iffy, the crime rate is high and the drop out rate is higher. If only you went to one of those sparkling, integrated suburban schools. Then you would have better teachers, computer labs and gym equipment that didn’t come from the 1940s. You’d have a better shot at better test scores and graduating there, wouldn’t you?
Mmmmm … maybe.
Just going to an integrated suburban school does not equal automatic instant education. Statistically it seems to no matter where black kids go to school, whether you have the inner city blues, are a desegregation kid or a sagging skinny jean suburbanite, your test scores aren’t quite what they should be.
More after the jump.