ERIC Number: EJ901989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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From the Archives: Opinion of the Court in "Brown v. Board of Education"
Schools: Studies in Education, v4 n2 p21-23 Fall 2007
This article explains the court decision on the "Brown v. Board of Education" lawsuit. In this case, there are findings that the Negro and white schools involved have been equalized, or are being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other "tangible" factors. The Court comes then to the question presented: Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities? The Court believes that it does. The Court concludes that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, the Court holds that the plaintiffs and others, are by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Public Education, Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Desegregation Litigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment