University Charter School

University Charter School in Sumter County.

If you don't read another story online today, read this one in The Washington Post: "Sumter County, Ala., just got its first integrated school. Yes, in 2018."

The headline is a jaw-dropper, for sure. But the full story exposes the raw truth about certain school districts in the Deep South, places where public schools have re-segregated -- or never were integrated, in some cases -- after the Brown decisions of the 1950s. That the school, University Charter School, is a charter school is also news for education in Alabama, but that fact doesn't lead the story.

It's impossible to read the story and not consider what's happened in Anniston, where white flight has essentially re-segregated its public schools over the last 20 years.

-- Phillip Tutor