Howard University

The Future of School Integration

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You Are Invited to Attend:

The Future of School Integration

A Forum Co-Sponsored by:
The Century Foundation, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Howard University

In 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial integration plans in Louisville and Seattle, many feared that school integration was dead. But today, more than 80 school districts educating some 4 million students have adopted programs to promote socioeconomic diversity in education. Advocates suggest this approach provides a legally viable way to achieve integrated schooling and, importantly, a powerful way to promote equal opportunity and improved outcomes for students. What are the benefits and costs of these programs to break up concentrations of poverty through public school choice? How logistically feasible is socioeconomic integration? Can it be made politically viable?

Come hear a panel of experts talk about the cutting-edge research findings in the new publication from The Century Foundation The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy, edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Noon 2:00 p.m.

The National Press Club, 529 14th Street N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Featuring: Chapter Authors
Stephanie Aberger, Expeditionary Learning

Marco Basile, Harvard University
Sheneka M. Williams, University of Georgia

Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Derek W. Black, Howard University Law School

Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation
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Media Contact:
Christy Hicks at or (212) 452-7723

Lunch will be served and complimentary copies of the book will be available to attendees.

updated: March 3, 2012