The New York Times reports the Cambridge, MA school system is turning to socioeconomic diversity to improve achievement in public schools. With race conscious, yes- conscious not based, policies under attack, a number of approachs to achieving equality using racial proxies are underway. Boston had an intense history of busing and school integration. I wonder how long it will be before parents of the economically advantaged feel having their child bused to a disadvantaged school is invalid.

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