TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg makes the case for socioeconomic integration of schools at the K-12 level as part of a forum on economic segregation in schools at New York University’s Furman Center. Read Kahlenberg’s full post, and check out the other entries in the series.
TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg is quoted in a New York Times article on magnet schools and their effect on racial and socioeconomic diversity. Read the full article at the New York Times.
TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg told the Washington Post that recent changes that allow charter schools to provide admissions preferences for economically disadvantaged students will ultimately improve the schools for all students. The post cites Kahlenberg’s 2010 study which found that students who attended integrated schools had stronger academic gains than those attending high-poverty schools.
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Education Week cites a new op-ed by TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg and TCF policy associate Halley Potter on new charter school regulations. The changes allow charter schools to provide admission preferences for economically disadvantaged students. “If we want to encourage the creation of new diverse charter schools, and the expansion of successful integrated examples already out there, opening federal funding to schools with weighted lotteries is important,” write Kahlenberg and Potter.
Most K-12 education reforms are about trying to make "separate but equal" schools for rich and poor work well. The results of these efforts have been discouraging. The Century Foundation looks at ways to integrate public schools by economic status through public school choice. At the higher education level, we examine ways to open the doors of selective and non-selective institutions to students of modest means.
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