In the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education decision (1995) Black Americans was faced with the daunting task of integrating American schools. You are being assigned the task of deciding if the movement toward integration was a positive or negative force in the future of Black education. Put simply; should Black parents/children be excited or worried about this newfound “opportunity” advising President Abraham Lincoln about the plight of Blacks--- what do they want/need as well as what the nation should do on their behalf.
School integration is a positive and a favoring idea because it fosters more equitable reach to resources. Integrating schools can reduce disparities in access to well-maintained facilities, highly qualified teachers, challenging courses, and private and public funding. Diverse classrooms sharpen students to succeed in a global economy. Activities are adapted to fit in with their typical peers while learning skills that may be improved in a room with more age-appropriate peers. Integration supports student output that includes: Improved social skills—exposure to typical classroom structure and curriculum.
President should continue enhancing this newly found scheme because integrated schools benefit low-income children academically while also helping higher-income students on social and emotional well-being, while not hurting them academically hence becoming a win-win solution in the system.
The majority of parents across political affiliation, race, class, and geographic region strongly favor schools that are racially and economically integrated.