Top of the Morning

Top of the morning

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.

Check Also

NC Policy Watch captures six awards from NC Press Association

NC Policy Watch won six awards this year ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The political compromise that repealed HB2 was enough for the NCAA and ACC, both of which have retur [...]

Conference comes a day after new report lauds benefits of same-day registration The new line-up for [...]

North Carolina’s largest public school system may be warning of “enormous disruptions” without speed [...]

Carol Turner hadn’t lived in North Carolina long before last November’s election. A retired nurse, s [...]

How many times do we have to say it? Well, it’s worth repeating – especially in the aftermath of rec [...]

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days in office and the General Assem [...]

How the General Assembly is spending “crossover week” and what it ought to be doing The last week of [...]

To casual observers, the recent controversy surrounding public school class-size mandates in grades [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more