Monday, May 18, 2009

Middle-Class Student Outcomes As Good at Socioeconomically Diverse Schools as Strictly Middle-Class Schools

Dana Goldstein writes:
In truth, research shows that the educational outcomes for middle-class kids who attend "bad," socioeconomically integrated schools are similar to those of middle-class kids who attend "good," mostly white schools with little discernible poverty. Meanwhile, attending more diverse schools helps poor children immeasurably by allowing them to share in the benefits of having active, highly educated parents advocating on their behalf.

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