When Rich And Poor Learn Together, Kids Win
Race-based school assignment plans are more effective at achieving racial diversity, said Duke professor William A. Darity Jr., another study author. But the new research shows that SES-based plans have their merits.
"If you're not going to use a race-based plan, then the next best option is an SES plan," Darity said. "Both of those are vastly superior to pure parental choice plans or neighborhood school plans or the like, because those will be heavily affected by neighborhood segregation."