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Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School and Housing Choice

Photo of Myron Orfield, Fesler-Lampert ChairMyron Orfield, director of the Institute on Race and Poverty (IRP) and associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law, was named the 2005–2006 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs. Orfield used the resources provided by his appointment to analyze the evolving legal authority and responsibilities of the Metropolitan Council in light of several ongoing or recently settled lawsuits against the Met Council, as well as state and federal court interpretations of similar metropolitan governance statutes in other jurisdictions. Orfield coupled his analysis with recent demographic research on the Twin Cities metro area, both to benchmark the performance of our regional legal framework and to suggest how this framework might address racial and social segregation in Twin Cities schools and neighborhoods.

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Edward Goetz Director, CURA (612) 624-8737