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The latest take on why economic diversity in schools is so important comes from Richard Kahlenburg of the Century Foundation at the American Prospect.  Kahlenburg, who made presentations to groups in the Triangle earlier this year, argues persuasively that separate really cannot be equal.

Any effort to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty begins with education. Four decades of research has found that the single best thing one can do for a low-income student is give her a chance to attend a middle-class school

Let’s hope the candidates for Wake County School Board are listening.

One Comment


  1. vickie

    September 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    And the middle class school benifits also by welcoming those low income students.

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