I figured you'd want to have your own forum to shoot it out over the recent dueling articles on socioeconomic diversity.
Wake received extensive play in an article in Sunday's New York Times Magazine that looked at how assigning students by income can be the next way to legally integrate schools.
The Times article provoked a sharp response in the National Review.
"Wake County adopted class-based integration with the hard-nosed goal of raising test scores," said the Times Magazine article. "The strategy was simple: no poor schools, no bad schools. And indeed, the district has posted striking improvements in the test scores of black and low-income students."
"Whatever the exact answer, there is some support for the view that schools can handle a substantial fraction of poor students without sacrificing performance," writes Emily Bazelon, the author and a senior editor at Slate later in the Times article. "In Wake County, test scores of middle-class students have risen since instituting income-based integration.
The response in the National Review doesn't mention Wake by name. But the author, Liam Julian, associate writer and editor at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, targeted Wake in an article he wrote in 2007.