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Changing The Narrative: Leveraging Education Policy To Address Segregation


It was refreshing to read your thoughts about ESSA and how it can be used to integrate more diverse students into schools. However, this has made me wonder whether it is helpful to be considering school integration as something that has to be awarded? The reason for this is that once schools are awarded for appearing to be more “diverse” are they not merely ‘coloring’ in their schools demographic to appear to be more integrated? Further to this,as this problem which derives in part from socio-economic disparities, is ESSA merely a band-aid to address segregation?

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