You have children who identify as persons of color.
You are investigating the schools in your area or considering moving to another area of Western Washington.
You have two main questions:
What are my children going to experience?
What actions should I be prepared to take if I'm unhappy about the situations in which we find ourselves?
Note: You may have to look at surrounding districts or similar situations in other locations.
Seattle-area schools tackle racial divide in education
If you have time, look at one or more of the following articles
More students don't get their top pick of Seattle school
Kent schools once praised for diversity plans
Put this on the list: Students' behavior (Cleveland High School)
Civil rights suit settled in Puyallup schools
(Although it is way off topic, here is an article about Evergreen from last year by a Puyallup High School senior.)
Office of the Superintendant of Public Instruction (OSPI): www.k12.wa.us
School report card: reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us
Seattle Times: seattletimes.nwsource.com
School guide: schoolguide.seattletimes.nwsource.com
Education page: seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/
Seattle P-I: seattlepi.nwsource.com
Special reports on education: seattlepi.nwsource.com/specials/education.asp
The News Tribune (Tacoma): www.tribnet.com
Education page: www.tribnet.com/news/education/
The Olympian: www.theolympian.com
Ethnic NewsWatch: 0-proquest.umi.com.cals.evergreen.edu:80/
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: quickfacts.census.gov
Washington State Data Book: www.ofm.wa.gov/databook/