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ERIC Number: EJ885566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
The Meaning of "Brown"... for Now
Ladson-Billings, Gloria
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v105 n2 p298-315 Oct 2006
The last few years (2004-05) have been filled with commemoration, reflection, and scholarship around the landmark Supreme Court decision, "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954). It was right and proper to take a 50-year retrospective at one of the more significant court rulings of the 20th century. It was also important to look at the decision in relationship to the current conditions of U.S. public schools and to ask what meaning "Brown" has for contemporary schooling. In this chapter, the author uses the theoretical lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to interrogate the "Brown" decisions (both 1954 and 1955) to consider what they mean for education today. The author looks at three scenarios that respond to the question of whether or not "Brown" could be decided in the same manner today as it was decided in 1954. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education