Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
In Missouri, under a law recently upheld by the state’s Supreme Court, students attending schools in districts that don’t meet baseline education standards can transfer to another district, at no cost to their parents.
But, the receiving schools have no say about which students will be coming to their schools, and some parents are concerned about an increase in crime and drugs. That concern has prompted accusations of racism.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio has the story.