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Failure Factories: Join the discussion about how five Pinellas schools became among the worst in Florida

In Dec. 18, 2007, the Pinellas County School Board abandoned integration. They justified the vote with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that.

This is the story of how district leaders turned five once-average schools into Failure Factories.

In case you missed it:

• Read the full story.

• See our data visualization showing what happened to those schools.

• Participate in our discussion forum

• See how school board members answered our questions about south Pinellas schools.

• Tweet about #FailureFactories

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