ERIC Number: ED477787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Divided We Fail: Coming Together through Public School Choice. The Report of the Century Foundation Task Force on the Common School.
Century Foundation, New York, NY.
This collection of papers focuses on how to overcome challenges related to economic and racial school segregation through public school choice. The first section presents "Report of the Task Force" (the importance of school integration, overcoming challenges to integration, and case studies in integration). It also includes additional comments by Lowell Weicker, John Degnan, and James Ryan. The collection of background papers look at the following issues: "Trends in School Segregation" (David Rusk); "Estimating the Impact of Economic Integration of Schools on Racial Integration" (Duncan Chaplin); "La Crosse: One School District's Drive to Create Socioeconomic Balance" (Richard Mial); "Wake County Schools: A Question of Balance" (Todd Silberman); "Controlled Choice in Cambridge, Massachusetts" (Edward B. Fiske); and "St. Louis: Desegregation and School Choice in the Land of Dred Scott" (William H. Freivogel). (Papers contain endnotes and the book contains an index.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Public Schools, Racial Segregation, School Choice, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Socioeconomic Status
Century Foundation Press, 41 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($14.95) Tel: 800-552-5450 (Toll-Free); Web site: http://www.tcf.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Century Foundation, New York, NY.