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It turns out that integrated schools were exactly what the opponents said they’d be.

Conventional wisdom has long maintained that Black students fare better in integrated schools because those schools offer more resources in terms of the quantity and quality of teachers per student, equipment, books and materials, classrooms, and curricula.

As “conventional wisdom” typically comes from rank idiots, is it any surprise that is wrong? Downey wrote a good article, as she usually does, ending with an unconventionally intelligent quote about real education.