The challenges of integrating schools based on income

10/28/2010 | TIME (subscription required)

A recent study showed the benefits of schools enrolling students of varying economic levels, but there remain significant barriers to such integration, writes Andrew J. Rotherham, an education columnist for TIME. Federal law prevents schools from integrating or segregating based on race. However, he writes, that integrating schools based on income is also a challenge because of lack of support from parents in some communities and the fact that housing is often segregated by income and race.

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