ERIC Number: ED484833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
The State of the South, 2004
Greene, Alison; Guillory, Ferrel; Lipsitz, Joan; Rubin, Sarah
State of the South 2004 is the fifth edition in MDC's State of the South series, which examines the region's economic and demographic landscape and how Southerners are faring within it. This edition considers the region through the lens of public education, 50 years after the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. That revolutionary ruling struck a hard blow to American apartheid and began the process of allowing millions of black and brown Southerners full access to America's principal ladder of opportunity: good public schools. Brown v. Board forced America to correct a shameful and misguided history of racial exclusion in education. Once liberated, our people and our region were able to accelerate the South's progress toward economic parity with the rest of the United States ? a story we have documented in previous State of the South reports. (Contains 32 figures.)
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Public Education, Geographic Regions, Relevance (Education), Equal Education, Diversity (Student), Racial Discrimination, Role of Education, Economic Factors, Demography
MDC, Inc., P.O. Box 17268, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7268. Tel: 919-968-4531; Fax: 919-929-8557.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Progress Energy Foundation
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.