MA, that is

NPR has a feature about Cambridge schools. Apparently they’ve been told they can’t use race as a factor when assigning children to schools, which they used to do to ensure diversity. So now, they’re using economic level instead.

Of course, this makes more sense—economic level has much more of an effect on academic performance than race.

They interviewed a Cambridge parent, who said that while she agreed with the idea of mixing different economic levels intellectually, nevertheless if her kid ended up in a school full of poor kids, she’d move house to put the kid in a different school.

I was strongly reminded of the song “Love me, I’m a liberal“ as performed by Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon.