Debate Over Diversity
Racial separation in public elementary and secondary schools is at levels not seen since the 1960s. Meanwhile, progress for nonwhite students has slowed after rapid gains during the 1970s and 1980s, when schools were more integrated. Does school diversity make a difference in outcomes for students? Are the benefits of integrated schools worth the trade-offs? The Hechinger Report has partnered with The Atlantic in several stories that look at the debates over racial diversity and integration at the K-12 and college levels.