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ERIC Number: EJ1091748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Calcifying Sorting and Segregating: "Brown" at 60
Graff, Cristina Santamaria; Kozleski, Elizabeth
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v14 n2 p52-67 Fall 2014
The 2007 "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1". Supreme Court 5:4 decision suggests that the Court is divided in its interpretation of "Brown" and its intent in addressing racial segregation. Although "Brown" intended equal educational opportunities through desegregation practices, local attempts to achieve racial balance created microclimates for continued minoritization. The "Parents Involved" decision seems to have impacted Seattle's implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), suggesting seepage between limits on Brown and increasing disproportionality. Additionally, local school and housing policies collude with cultural practice to maintain a social and political order that continues to disadvantage students who belong to minoritized groups segmented by race, ethnicity, immigrant status, and language, often cloaked as a response to disability.
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Fourteenth Amendment; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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