John Tedesco's zone-based reassignment proposal floated the idea of "reverse magnets." Reverse magnets are schools designed to attract poor and/or African-American students to schools in affluent and/or white neighborhoods. They are designed to provide the most frequently bused students with choices. The idea was promoted in Wake County in the 1980s, but it “generated little interest among its target communities” and was never implemented. Boger and Orfield, School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back? (2005), at 266.
Last updated on October 9, 2010 by Neil Riemann