When Anne Dasovic chose to send her seven-year-old son to Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center, integration was on her mind.
"One of the reasons I picked that school was because it's a diverse school," Dasovic says of the racial makeup of the pupils there. "I think it's important that kids are in schools that are representative of the city and not in a segregated environment."
But Dasovic is now worried that the diversity she values at Edison may end. An upcoming judicial hearing will decide the fate of Chicago's public schools desegregation efforts and may end the decree that makes them mandatory.
"I'm really concerned that if the consent decree is lifted, CPS will make no attempt to try to have a diverse student body," Dasovic says.