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.