Richard Kahlenberg

Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, is author of All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice (Brookings Press, 2001) and the coauthor (with Halley Potter) of A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education (Teachers College Press, 2014).


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Cory Booker’s big idea to rein in exclusionary zoning Read more

Civil Rights in America


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New efforts in progressive states focus on affordability—which would also diminish segregation. Read more

Civil Rights in America


Associated Press

Acting Education Secretary John B. King has signaled that racial and socioeconomic integration will now take center stage in federal education policy. Read more

Education in America

Progressives must move on from the idea of race-based admissions policies.  Read more

Law and Justice

Obama is weighing in on the University of Texas's affirmative action policy, but it may be politically dangerous for him to do so. Read more

Education in America

The classroom is where poor and middle-class kids should meet -- to the benefit of both. Read more

Special Report

Abortion has nothing to do with it. A progressive president shouldn't support an institution that reserves 25 percent of its admissions seats for legacies. Read more


A battle is brewing between portions of the civil-rights community and teacher unions over the future of liberal education policy. Read more

Education in America

A bad Supreme Court decision overturning race-based integration programs in Louisville, KY, and Seattle, WA, has produced a positive result. A new initiative in Louisville does something even better for children -- it integrates them by class. Read more


Despite the myriad criticisms of teacher unions, their abolition would be a huge loss for supporters of public education -- and for the American labor movement as a whole. Read more

Education in America