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ERIC Number: ED571628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
What We Know about School Integration, College Attendance, and the Reduction of Poverty. Research Brief No. 4. Updated
Tegeler, Philip; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Bottia, Martha
National Coalition on School Diversity
The goals of promoting integration and avoiding racial isolation in K-12 education were recently reaffirmed as compelling government interests. The importance of avoiding racial and economic segregation in schools is important not just for its own sake, but because of the documented benefits to students that flow from more racially integrated, lower poverty schools. Studies over the past twenty years have demonstrated that integrated education leads not only to achievement gains in math and reading for African American and Latino children, but also to increased occupational attainment, less involvement with the criminal justice system, and a greater tendency for graduates of integrated schools later in life to live in integrated neighborhoods, have friends from many races and ethnic groups, and to be employed in diverse workplaces. While additional research continues on this subject, this brief reports on the positive effects of K-12 school integration on college attendance rates, college graduation, and intergenerational perpetuation of poverty.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition on School Diversity
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A