IN THREE AREAS
Racial and economic diversity enriches the college experience for everyone.
Richard Kahlenberg, “arguably the nation’s chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions,” has helped overcome legal and political challenges to using race in admissions by pioneering programs that give a leg up to economically disadvantaged students of all races.
All schoolchildren deserve an equal shot. Separate schooling for rich and poor makes reaching that goal much harder.
Referred to as the "intellectual father of the economic integration movement," Richard Kahlenberg has helped lead school district efforts to create a healthy economic and racial mix of students–-through voluntary public school choice programs rather than compulsory busing.
Housing is too expensive. What's more, economic and racial residential segregation is a central driver of inequality in America.
Richard Kahlenberg is a leading voice in the growing effort to reform exclusionary government zoning laws that create so many of our housing problems. In recognition of this role, Washingtonian magazine named him one of DC's 25 most influential people in his arena.
ABOUT RICHARD KAHLENBERG
Richard Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, a nonresident scholar at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, and a professorial lecturer at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. He was recently featured in a front-page New York Times profile on his policy work as a "liberal maverick."
TELEVISION & PUBLIC SPEAKING
Kahlenberg has been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, PBS, CSPAN, NPR, and more
"Writer Predicts Diverse Colleges After End of Affirmative Action"
PBS News Hour
June 29, 2023
"Integrating Our Public Schools With Richard Kahlenberg"
Bob Herbert's Op-Ed TV/CUNY TV
May 6, 2019