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The challenge of diversity in pre-K classrooms

from EdCentral

Brown v. Board found that "separate is inherently unequal." Research continues to come to the same conclusion. In fact, a re-analysis of a landmark study by James Coleman, focusing mainly on high school students, showed that "a school's socioeconomic composition was one and three-quarters times more important than its students’ own socioeconomic status" in predicting educational outcomes. Other research confirms that school composition can also be very important in the earlier grades; this even rings true for programs serving children before they enter kindergarten. While the federal government has been working to limit racial segregation in education, racial and socioeconomic segregation still persist in many parts of the country. more


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