Steve Rawley, the man behind the map showing how wealthy Portland neighborhoods are siphoning school funds from poorer neighborhoods, has also accused the district's transfer policy of resegregating neighborhood schools. This time, people are beginning to pay attention. In addition to the WWeek mention, look for a story in an upcoming edition of the the Portland Tribune.
Word has it that district officials are also tuning in to Rawley's condemnation of open transfers. The school board is scheduled to deal with the issue this fall. Perhaps "the map" will sharpen their focus and stiffen their resolve to actually do something about it.