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