Seattle, WA, USA

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Alexandra McKay

Ali McKay is a parent of two elementary aged kids in an integrated public school in Seattle, and started the Seattle chapter of Integrated Schools. Though her day job is as a lawyer, she writes, camps, sails and bikes for fun.

The Problem with “Great Schools”

Real estate segregation and school segregation have obviously been linked for a long time. This was no accident when it started – government policies, redlining, restrictive housing covenants, and more, created a lasting phenomenon. But now, we have an app, we have a rating and we have our GoHere! Drops and StayAway! Circles that do the job even more efficiently than ever, even if the overt racial animus that originally caused segregation has lessened.