The Public Interest

After busing: education and choice

David J. Armor

Spring 1989

UNLIKE OTHER school reforms, most efforts at desegregation have ignored pedagogy and curricula.  It is therefore not surprising that racial-balance programs have largely failed to achieve their ultimate educational goal: to improve the academic performance of minority students. Nonetheless, they have had a greater impact on American education than any other reform of the past twenty years.

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