Last week, a panel of education policy experts and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss school integration in the District. Currently, many of D.C.’s public schools are highly segregated by socioeconomics and race. Should we encourage more integrated schools in the District of Columbia through “controlled choice,” a student assignment strategy that balances families’ choices with socioeconomic diversity goals for each school?

The discussion was well-timed. The District of Columbia is currently reviewing and revising and its student assignment policies—the first such comprehensive review in over 30 years.

You can also view the video of the panel below.

Courtesy Fordham Institute