This story caught my attention on the news last night: http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/04/14/omaha.schools.ap/ A step backwards for civil rights and educational equality? Or an opportunity for communities to take control of their children's education? We're not supposed to favor segregation. On the other hand, the segregation already exists, because of geography and socio-economics. It's distasteful to acknowledge, but it's reality. As someone in favor of keeping decision-making power in education as localized as possible, I have to admit that I like this idea - despite the distasteful aspects.