Why Integration Matters in Schools by Derek Black was published in the Education Week blog on May 13, 2014. The following is an excerpt:
today, we know integration has a positive effect on almost every aspect of schooling that matters, and segregation the inverse. We also know integration matters for all students. Both minorities and whites are disadvantaged by attending racially isolated schools, although in somewhat different ways: The harms to minorities are primarily academic; the harms to whites are social and academic.
This excerpt was written by me on my Lana Jean Mitchell Facebook page about six months ago. I’m re-writing it here for those of you who might have missed it.