May 24, 2019
As we marked the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board this month, educators, community leaders, and researchers have engaged in important conversations around segregation, diversity and equity in our schools. While the progress made over the last 65 years was noted, it was also clear that policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders must continue to work together to break down barriers and change policies that decrease segregation and create equitable opportunities for all students.
In our May 22 Intersection Webinar, Halley Potter, senior fellow with The Century Foundation (TCF), shared their latest report, “Scoring States on Charter School Integration.” As Halley notes, “the potential for charter schools to either fight or abet segregation is consequential.”
Research has shown that schools that are integrated – racially and socioeconomically diverse – have positive effects for students, including:
Students themselves are also lifting up the importance of school integration. Halley shared a story about IntegrateNYC, a student-led organization that’s focused on integration and equity in New York City schools.
While students continue to find ways to share their views on this issue, what does the research say?
Halley and her team’s analysis focused on states in order to determine how state-level policies impact racial and economic integration in its charter schools. They did this using two components:
Below are key takeaways from Halley’s presentation as well as the full webinar broadcast.
Key Takeaways | Scoring States on Charter School Integration
Watch the full webinar (30 minutes) below:
Register for our next Intersection Webinar on June 5 at 1 p.m. ET.We will be joined by David Griffith, senior research and policy associate at The Fordham Institute. David will provide an overview of his recent report, “How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?” He will discuss whether CTE course completion matches current needs in both national and local jobs and industries, and how CTE course-taking differs by race and gender. Register now.
See you at the Intersection,
The Hunt Team