Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, is the author of All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools Through Public School Choice, and is working on a book on economic segregation in housing and education.
Robert Putnam marshals the evidence that class is eclipsing race as our central source of inequality, and killing the American Dream.
Two D.C. schools, a traditional public and a nonunionized charter, are experimenting with socioeconomic integration.
How high schools condition students to accept their lot.
How a poor New Jersey town and its teacher’s unions turned around its schools.
In 1978, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a racial quota system at the University of California at Davis Medical School and ordered a white student, Allan Bakke, admitted, many civil rights leaders were furious. As Randall Kennedy notes, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, called for a demonstration, and William T. Coleman, the chair of… Read more »