Sarah Garland

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When Class Became More Important to a Child's Education Than Race

In 1963, kids in the 10th percentile of income fell behind children in the upper echelon of wealth by about a year or so. Today, that gap is closer to four years.

The New Rise of Segregated Schools

Districts that stopped forcing schools to mix students by race have seen a gradual but significant -return of racial isolation, especially at the elementary level.