The Next Kind of Integration?

By Patrick Appel
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled certain types of racial integration unconstitutional. Emily Bazelon looks at how some schools are adjusting to class-based system of school integration:

If Congress were to revise No Child Left Behind to encourage more transfers of poor students to middle-class schools, would poor students drag down their better-off peers? In the end, the prospects of class-based integration will probably rise or fall on the answer to this question. Socioeconomic integration may be good for the have-nots, but if the haves think their kids are paying too great a price, they will kill it off at the polls.