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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I consider the limitations of school integration research that overlooks Black research perspectives, White policy interests, and the paradox of race in the New Jim Crow--America's system of racial caste in the post-Civil Rights Era. Applying critical race theory as critical policy analysis, I discuss the importance of theorizing…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, African Americans
Donato, Rubén; Hanson, Jarrod – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Mexican Americans have a long history in the struggle to end school segregation and achieve educational equality. Rubén Donato and Jarrod Hanson trace that history through a series of court cases that show how their fight for desegregation both intersects with and differs from the more well-known struggle of Black Americans. In some cases, Mexican…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, School Segregation, Equal Education, Educational History
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
"Kappan"'s editor talks with the distinguished historian Vanessa Siddle Walker about the hidden -- and lost -- tradition of political advocacy by Black educational leaders in the segregated South. To promote equity and excellence for all students, she argues, today's educators will need to recover the sorts of extensive and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Educational History
Anderson, Jeremy; Frankenberg, Erica – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Sixty-five years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the federal and judicial role in school desegregation has declined. In a more difficult political and legal environment, it has fallen on school districts to develop and implement voluntary integration plans through diversity-minded student assignment…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Districts, Student Diversity, Student Placement
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Cavallaro, Christina J.; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Kervin, Cole; Baxley, Traci P. – Social Studies, 2019
One way for teachers to use engaging and relevant social studies curriculum is by delving into local history to help students understand the influence that community activists have had on national policies and events. In this article, we provide teachers an approach to incorporate topics of racial inequity in their classrooms by showcasing a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Local History, Racial Differences, Activism
Marshall, Tanji Reed – Educational Leadership, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court's "Brown v. Board" decision brought with it a myriad of unintended consequences. Perhaps most notably, it exposed black students to subpar assignments and deficit thinking. These inequities, in fact, persist today: In one TNTP study, classrooms of mostly white students were 1.5 times more likely to receive…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education
Noguera, Pedro A. – Educational Leadership, 2019
Reflecting on his own experiences attending integrated schools in the 1960s and 70s, scholar Pedro Noguera argues that, despite the challenges involved, school integration remains essential for providing better educational opportunities for students. At a time when our nation is becoming irreversibly more diverse, Noguera writes, the country's…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Integration, Educational Environment, Desegregation Litigation
Mordechay, Kfir; Gándara, Patricia; Orfield, Gary – Educational Leadership, 2019
By the year 2045, demographers project that the United States will become a minority-majority nation--and in our elementary schools, this shift is already playing out. With these demographic changes also comes shifts and segregation in our neighborhoods--the compositions of public schools are strongly linked to individual housing choices, and…
Descriptors: Demography, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Equal Education
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Chapman, Thandeka K. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
The controversial glory of the "Brown" decisions and the retraction of court-ordered reforms represent the limited gains of racial justice in education and the protection of white privilege through law and policy. The return to segregation, as propagated through the rise of racially and economically segregated charter schools, exhibits…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Charter Schools
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García, Ofelia; Sung, Kenzo K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As the 1968 Bilingual Education Act (BEA) reaches its 50th anniversary, we provide a critical historical review of its contradictory origins and legacy. By distilling the BEA's history into three periods that we label "power to the people," "pride for the people," and "profit from the people," we demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Legislation, Educational History
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Hope, Max A.; Hall, Joseph J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the growing interest in schools which are aimed at children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ), schools described as LGBTQ-affirming. Schools which target specific groups of students are sometimes viewed as being anti-inclusive because they assign labels to students and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Inclusion
Frankenburg, Erica – Equity Assistance Center Region II, Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
While some state and local education agencies may raise concerns over shifting legal principles and political apprehension in pursuing strategies that integrate students across race, socioeconomic status, and other factors, the changing demographics warrant serious inquiry into integration opportunities. This paper surveys the landscape of K-12…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Race
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Cooper Stein, Kristy; Wright, James; Gil, Elizabeth; Miness, Andrew; Ginanto, Dion – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
We used Latina/Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to re-analyze survey and interview data from earlier research in which we found that Latina/o students reported less positive experiences than other students in this high school. We found racial injustice in class enrollments, in students' experiences with stereotypes and prejudice, in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Student Experience, Critical Theory
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Little, Mary E.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the more than 60 years since the "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling, the United States has been struggling to assure educational equality for all learners. This article will review how attempts at equality such as accountability and standardization movements have failed to close opportunity gaps for vulnerable and marginalized…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Accountability, Special Education
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Black female educators played a vital role in segregated schools prior to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas." Despite their notable and historic presence in the field of public education, presently they are disproportionately underrepresented in the U.S. teacher workforce. Acknowledging…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teacher Persistence, Urban Education
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