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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Richard Kahlenberg
"Controlled choice” allows parents to rank their preferences from a list of schools, and kids are then assigned by the district based on parent preference and on targeted ratios for mixing poor and middle-income students.
The Supreme Court is poised to next week revisit the use of race in college admissions, and critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice.
“High-poverty schools are 22 times less likely to be high-performing than middle-income schools,” Kahlenberg says, “and low-income kids stuck in high-poverty schools are two years behind low-income kids who go to more affluent schools.”
Everyone talks about teacher quality or per-pupil expenditure in improving the performance for low-income students, says Kahlenberg.