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ERIC Number: EJ927095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1467-9620
Democracy Now? Race, Education, and Black Self-Determination
Dixson, Adrienne
Teachers College Record, v113 n4 p811-830 2011
Background/Context: The Supreme Court's June 2007 decision on the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (PICS) provides an important context for school districts and educational policy makers as they consider the role of race in school assignment. The PICS decision has been described as essentially "undoing" the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case that ended de jure racial segregation. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: Given the rhetoric that education in the United States is the "great equalizer," this conceptual article considers how the PICS decisions impact notions of educational equity and self-determination for African Americans. Research Design: This article provides a conceptual analysis of the PICS decision and educational equity. Conclusions/Recommendations: The author recommends that despite the PICS decision, school administrators and policy makers continue to consider how race impacts school assignment to ensure that public schools are democratic institutions that are racially and educationally equitable.
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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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education