Last month's dilemma:
A new superintendent in an urban district almost immediately receives complaints from parents and community members that the district's magnet schools are drawing the brightest students out of neighborhood schools. Upon investigation, the superintendent finds these schools have far fewer economically disadvantaged, minority and special education students than the neighborhood schools. Yet these schools have been highly successful in keeping middle-class families committed to the public schools rather than placing children in private education. How should the superintendent respond?Read our panelists' responses here.