ERIC Number: EJ845451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Politics and School Desegregation before and after "Parents Involved"
Brown, Frank; Hunter, Richard C.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n5 p595-617 2009
The authors attempt to tell the story of "Brown" and "Parents Involved" on educational inequality and connect these topics to economic competition globally. "Brown" came about in the 1950s in a much different environment: America was less diverse racially and ethnically, and economic competition on a global scale was less than in today's economy. Today, America's future is closely tied to the large pool of minority children enrolled in its public schools. The authors explore the return of more public schools to the neighborhood concept and how these schools may produce high-quality graduates. Finally, they examine how legal challenges may shift to school inequality within school districts away from challenges to inequality between school districts in the past.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Minority Group Children, Competition, School Districts, Educational Change, Court Litigation, Politics of Education, Economic Factors, Global Approach, Social Justice, Student Diversity, School Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education