A School Integration Policy Agenda for 2019 and Beyond
Across the nation, there are numerous examples of states and local communities engaging in thoughtful discussion, planning, design, and implementation of policies and programs to reduce racial and poverty concentration and achieve meaningful integration in elementary and secondary schools. While some of this work was initially motivated by court-ordered desegregation following findings of unlawful discrimination, much of the modern school integration movement is being led by students, parents, educators, and community members who understand—and want to disrupt—the relationship between segregation and structural educational inequality. Their visions of integration are
broad, bold, and multi-faceted. The policy proposals outlined in this document provide recommendations for what the federal government should be doing to incentivize integration as the 116th Congress begins its work.