U.S. Education Secretary Addresses Century Foundation Forum
The intersection of decades of education, housing, and transportation policy has left the nation's schools at a crossroads, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said Tuesday.
Even as the nation's population of students is increasingly diverse, public schools are becoming more segregated, with a majority of black and Latino students attending poor-performing, racially isolated schools with high concentrations of poverty.
This has happened despite research showing that students do better academically in racially and socioeconomically diverse schools...