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Segregation by race and income in American schools is increasing. Though not measurable by today's standardized testing tools, the social and emotional benefits of diversity and integration for ALL students are tremendous.
My guest, Michael J. Petrilli, will discuss his book The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent's Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools about his own quest to find a racially and socioeconomically diverse school for his white, middle-class children. Michael is also executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think tank focused on K-12 education policy.
Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates education equity plans for schools and helps non-profit organizations to promote equity in education.
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