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ERIC Number: EJ1158756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Brown versus Board at 62: Marching Back into the Future
Brown Henderson, Cheryl; Brown, Steven M.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v12 n3 p244-251 Nov 2017
Sixty-two years after the "Brown" decision, American schools are collapsing under the weight of an antiquated system of school finance, pockets of poverty, and a "Black and Browning" urban core. This article focuses on the "march backwards" to the de facto re-segregation of our nation's public schools. In 2016, the racial and ethnic divides that plagued previous generations persist, but we have become less willing to talk earnestly about them and less equipped with responses that reach their core."Education is where we must start." The first step in producing quality schooling for all is to have candid discussions that link the inequalities of the past to the conditions of the present. Until we do that, we will continue to spin our wheels in a "deliberately" slow manner, wondering why, over 62 years after "Brown v. Board of Education," we can still point to schools that are "separate and unequal."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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