Fair housing a good approach for integrating U.S. schools

January 26, 2007
With the U.S. Supreme Court likely to strike down voluntary school desegregation programs in Seattle and Louisville, the best next option for those committed to an open, integrated society is an emboldened fair housing movement.
     Continued high levels of segregation in the nation's neighborhoods, fueled primarily by persistent discrimination in the housing market, will condemn a majority of public school students to a segregated and inferior education in the absence of either voluntary school desegregation initiatives or more integrated housing patterns.