Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blowing Our Diversity Advantage

The Huffington Post
Elaine Weiss
July 28, 2014

As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it. Indeed, we have both recently written about the persistence of racial segregation in our public schools, and about the pernicious effects of associated concentrated poverty. BBA and EPI document the segregation of black and Hispanic children in high-poverty kindergarten classrooms. And Kahlenberg has written about new efforts to reinvigorate Brown by emphasizing socioeconomic integration through public school choice.

Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-weiss/blowing-our-diversity-adv_b_5621814.html

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