Have Magnet Schools Outlived Their Usefulness?

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By the deadline this coming Friday, some 60,000 kids will have applied for just 15,000 slots in the LA Unified Magnet School Program. All over the district, parents are trying to game an admissions system that's based in part on racial quotas that are 30 years out of date. The magnets were born to accomplish integration. If they don't do that, what are they good for? Are race-based admissions even legal under California law?



Warren Olney