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Poor Kids Do Better In School With Wealthier Kids

We forget the obvious, proven lesson when it comes to trying to improve how poor children perform in school.

Poor kids do better when they go to school with other students who aren't poor.

I know this is the old busing and integration message, a much-maligned solution. But it's the basic point from the decades-old Sheff v. O'Neill school desegregation case. It's also the reason why Hartford parents fight to get their child in Open Choice schools in the suburbs.

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