Faulkner shares No More L⁠i⁠nes v⁠i⁠s⁠i⁠on on WBAL Rad⁠i⁠o

May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024

Halli Faulkner, senior legislative drafter, recently joined the Angelette Aviles Show on WBAL Radio to discuss her latest publication, No More L⁠i⁠nes: Open⁠i⁠ng Publ⁠i⁠c Schools ⁠t⁠o All Fam⁠i⁠l⁠i⁠es by 2030.

The conversation touched on the relevance of the issue of equal access to public schools given the recent 70th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Faulkner noted that since many public school district boundaries mirror historic redlining maps from the 1930s, children across the country are kept out of a school that would better meet their needs simply because of their family’s address.

Aviles also shared her personal experience with exclusionary school district boundaries, having used a different address than her own to enroll her daughter in a school she believed would meet her unique educational needs. In nearly half of the country, family members can face fines and even criminal prosecution for this.

This is why the No More Lines Coalition was formed, to end exclusionary school boundaries by 2030. We are calling on all states to end discrimination by residential address, create mandatory open enrollment, and decriminalize the widespread practice of address sharing.

Listen to the full episode of the Angelette Aviles Podcast here.