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League of Women voters tackles resegregation of Leon County Schools

League of Women voters tackles resegregation of Leon County Schools
League of Women voters tackles resegregation of Leon County Schools
Posted at 5:41 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 02:30:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - According to a recent LeRoy Collins Institute Report, Florida has recently seen a trend of resegregating schools.

And it shows that in Leon County is one of the most segregated in the state.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Wednesday morning to explain how the League of Women Voters is tackling the issue.

The League of Women Voters is hosting a panel discussion Wednesday to get to the bottom of why we're seeing this trend and also come up with possible solutions.

Resegregation in this sense doesn't completely boil down to race, but also wealth.

A representative with the League of Women Voters says the make up of a school's population can also be attributed to school choice, charter schools and vouchers - all factors that makes the chance to switch schools easier.

On Wednesday, a panel including a school principal, a member of the school board and the director of Florida State University's Leroy COllins Institute will all break down the topic.

If you'd like to get invoved in the conversation, it's all happening at the Lincoln Community Center on West Brevard Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m.