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‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question

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Anuj Kumar

“In the short time since Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tangled over the history of busing in the first Democratic primary debate, the question has awkwardly shifted to the present,” writes The New York Times. “That is not the right question for this moment, according to researchers who’ve studied school desegregation and what happened when those efforts waned across the country.”

As part of it’s story explaining why researchers suggest asking a different question related to the effects of school desegregation, The New York Times cites Matherly Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar‘s research about how “the spread of online public school ratings has driven up the price of housing near higher-ranked schools, contributing to the sorting of wealthier and white families into those neighborhoods.”

Read the full story and more about Dr. Kumar’s research in The New York Times.