If President Obama’s new budget request is approved, $120 million will be put toward programs that aim to make schools more diverse.

In the last decade or so, ntegration policies have seen renewed interest, but with a twist: the new wave of integration programs rely on family income, not just race, as a driver.

According to Hally Potter, an author on one of two new reports from the Century Foundation studying the effects of such programs: “When a school reaches a stable level of about 30 percent middle-class students, the lower-income students achieve at higher levels and the privileged students do no worse,” reports Anya Kamenetz.

Read more at NPR




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