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.

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