DIVERSITY IN K-12 EDUCATION
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ABOUT KAHLENBERG'S WORK IN K-12 SCHOOL DIVERSITY
Richard Kahlenberg has been called "the intellectual father of the economic integration movement" in elementary and secondary schooling and has consulted with some of the nation's largest school districts.
His book All Together Now was labeled "a clarion call for the socioeconomic desegregation of U.S. public schools" by Harvard Education Review, and was said by the Washington Post to make "a substantial contribution to a nation conversation" on education.
A Smarter Charter, a book Kahlenberg co-authored with Halley Potter and which advocates for charter schools to adopt socioeconomic integration plans, was called by the Washington Post “a remarkable new book," further noting, "wise and energetic advocates such as Kahlenberg and Potter can take the charter movement in new and useful directions.”
IN K-12 EDUCATION STUDIES
Leading foundations have supported Kahlenberg's efforts to address inequality in K-12 schools
ON DIVERSITY IN K-12 SCHOOLS
Kahlenberg has spoken in many venues about inequality in K-12 education
K-12 DIVERSITY CONSULTING
Kahlenberg consults as an expert on K-12 school diversity. Previous engagements have included:
Serving as an expert witness for Chicago public schools in United States v. Board of Education of Chicago (2009). He testified in U.S. Federal District Court about the use of socioeconomic indicators as a way of promoting racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in Chicago Public Schools' selective enrollment and magnet schools.
Working with schools and school districts across the country, often in conjunction with education planner Michael Alves and civil rights lawyer John Brittain, to promote socioeconomic and racial diversity.
Hunter College High School, New York City (2021-present)
Los Angeles Unified School District (2020-21), as a pro bono member of LAUSD Equitable Enrollment Collaborative Group
New York City Department of Education (2018-2019), as a pro bono member of the Executive Committee of the Mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group, chaired by Maya Wiley
Groton Public Schools, Connecticut (2018-2020)
District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina (2018)
New Haven Public Schools, Connecticut (2017)
Pasadena Public Schools, California (2017)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, North Carolina (2016)
Chicago Public Schools (2008-2010)