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ERIC Number: EJ845454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Re-Segregation of Public Education Now and after the End of "Brown v. Board of Education"
McNeal, Laura R.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n5 p562-574 2009
Approximately 50 years ago, "Brown v. Board of Education" was viewed by many as a turning point in American history that crystallized a national movement to eliminate state-enforced racially segregated public education. However, in recent years many parents, educators, and policy makers in education have begun to question whether "Brown" has made a substantive or symbolic impact on racially desegregating or providing quality education equity. Growing concerns about the ability of "Brown" to bring about meaningful desegregation and equity in education are exacerbated by the 2007 Supreme Court decision in "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1." This article examines the re-segregation of public education in the post-"Brown" era, the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling on voluntary integration plans, and strategies school districts may employ to promote school integration within the parameters of this Court decision. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education