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Desegregation and making schools work
To tout his education plan, Mitt Romney visited an inner city charter school in West Philadelphia this week, where he talked about class size and importance of technology. What he didn’t talk about is how the achievement gap shrinks when children from different backgrounds attend the same schools. Up host Chris Hayes, along with Dana Goldstein of The Nation, Pedro Noguera, sociology professor at NYU, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and MSNBC contributor Karen Hunter discuss the many benefits of desegregation in schools.