A Recent Study by The Century Foundation: The Benefits of Socioeconomically and Racially Integrated Schools and Classrooms

The Century Foundation is a progressive, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. On April 29, 2019, they published the piece: The Benefits of Socioeconomically and Racially Integrated Schools and Classrooms. Here they identify and outline the Academic and Cognitive Benefits, the Civic and Social-Emotional Benefits, and the Economic Benefits of school integration. A few of those important benefits are listed below but click on the link for a better understanding of why building integrated schools matters!

  • Integrated schools help to reduce racial achievement gaps.

  • Students who attend integrated schools are more likely to seek out integrated settings later in life.

  • Students in integrated schools have higher average test scores.

  • School integration promotes more equitable access to resources.

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