A parent volunteer helps FAIR school downtown students with a science project.
How do the FAIR schools in Crystal and downtown Minneapolis exemplify integration? It sounds like a simple question for a magnet school run by the West Metro Education Program – a collaboration between 10 suburban districts and Minneapolis Public Schools, whose purpose it is to encourage school integration and equity.
But the question was met with a blank look from FAIR school principal Kevin Bennett. “What do you mean by integration?” Bennett asked. “People tend to use integration, diversity and equity in a lot of different ways. It would be nice to see what the stated goal is in terms of integrating the school.”MORE »