by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The National Education Policy Center, an anti-school choice and pro-union outfit located in Colorado, attacks Realtors in their latest newsletter. They write,
How do renters or buyers judge the quality of the schools zoned to their prospective homes?Often it starts not with schools or teachers or students, but with the real estate industry.Two recent pieces of investigative journalism call attention to a prominent flaw with this system: Realtors and real estate websites alike share assessments that downgrade schools that serve higher percentages of low-income and minority students, while also serving to maintain segregated housing patterns by steering Whites away from districts that serve students of color.