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ERIC Number: EJ1043460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
The Politics of Education in the Post-"Brown" Era: Race, Markets, and the Struggle for Equitable Schooling
Scott, Janelle; Quinn, Rand
Educational Administration Quarterly, v50 n5 p749-763 Dec 2014
Purpose: In this essay, we examine the racial politics of education in the six decades after "Brown". We consider the state of educational policy in an era in which market reform advocates often invoke the spirit of the "Brown" decision even as the Supreme Court has largely vacated the legal framework provided by "Brown" to desegregate schools. Background: Educational policy post-"Brown" has focused largely on expanding market reforms such as school choice, high-stakes testing, and federal and state accountability mechanisms in lieu of the radical shifts in the distribution of educational opportunities for which "Brown" called. Setting: We discuss these market-oriented trends in San Francisco and Philadelphia. Findings: While many of these interventions have contributed to the growing racial, linguistic, and socioeconomic segregation in public education, efforts to realize more just and democratic schooling persist in these same urban school districts. Conclusion: We conclude with a call to educational leaders to partner with local communities to revive "Brown's" promise for more just, diverse, and equitable schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Voting Rights Act 1965
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