Fostering diversity in schools is an important component of raising children who empathize with and seek to establish bonds with others of differing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. This is important for both success and belonging in an increasingly multicultural world, and the federal government should provide funding to local educational agencies for those purposes.
This legislation was drafted on a purely partisan basis and has no chance of becoming law as written. It’s poorly conceived and a more bipartisan solution would allow the funding to go directly to school districts rather than adding a layer of bureaucracy, in addition to expanding school choice for families. On the other hand, it’s limited only to communities that want to participate, so communities that most need to engage in school desegregation efforts are unlikely to be affected by this legislation.