In his Sept. 24 speech Secretary Arne Duncan acknowledged that "many" American children remain racially segregated at school. "We must work together to change that," he said.
Over at the American Prospect blog, Dana Goldstein was hoping Duncan would use Race to the Top and i3 as tools to lessen segregation.
This from Tapped:
After all, we already know what policies would work -- and we know that integrated schools get better teachers in front of poor kids. Yet like the Race to the Top guidelines, the i3 guidelines do nothing to promote the importance of racial or socioeconomic integration.
So far, the Obama administration's commitment to lessening school segregation is no commitment at all -- it's just talk. And by the way, it's not "many" American kids who are segregated, it's nearly half. Forty percent of black children, for example, sit each day in classrooms that are 90 to 100 percent black.