ERIC Number: EJ727320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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The Implementation of Brown in Achieving Unitary Status
Hunter, Richard C.; Donahoo, Saran
Education and Urban Society, v36 n3 p342-354 2004
Commemorating and reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education," this article reexamines their impact on school desegregation efforts. Specifically, this article traces the history of the Supreme Court's rulings in cases focused on outlining and clarifying the proper implementation of the "Brown" decisions. The cases discussed in this text, which came before the Court between 1958 and 1995, questioned the legality and validity of using busing, school assignments, district restructuring, and other methods to remedy the lingering presence of segregation in public school districts. This article contends that one the main reasons "Brown" failed to initiate effective remedies and end segregated schooling in the United States is because the Supreme Court simply lost interest in supporting, reviewing, and achieving school desegregation.
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), School Desegregation, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Racial Segregation, African American Students, United States History
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Identifiers - Location: United States