Students in historically black West Las Vegas are underachieving
academically. They are behind their peers in other neighborhoods. In fact,
Clark County School District's efforts over the last 15 years to fix the
problem appear to have left the six elementary schools, in the words of
Superintendent Walt Rulffes, largely isolated by race, poverty and low
Members of the CCSD and West Las Vegas community activists discuss the
causes of the problem and the possible fixes.