Arkansas schools worry transfer law may spark 'white flight'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education is requiring four school districts to participate in interdistrict student transfers, despite worries that students crossing district lines will result in "white flight."

The board decided Thursday to uphold a decision made earlier this year to deny Public School Choice Act exemptions to Hope, Junction City, Lafayette County and Camden Fairview districts, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .

District leaders pursued the transfer law exemptions on the argument that white parents in districts with a substantially black student enrollme...


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