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Francies, Cassidy; Kelley, Bryan – Education Commission of the States, 2021
Schools in the United States continue to be segregated by race and socioeconomic status, almost 70 years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that aimed to desegregate schools. Segregation exists in three ways in K-12 schools: (1) Across districts. This is the case in about two-thirds of segregation in metropolitan areas; (2)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Racial Segregation
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George, Janel; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Learning Policy Institute, 2021
The long-standing effort to desegregate schools in the United States has been fostered, in part, by the development of magnet schools, which were launched in the 1960s to offer appealing choices of educational programs that could attract an integrated population of families. Magnet schools are public elementary or secondary schools that seek to…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boveda, Mildred; McCray, Erica D. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2021
In this collaborative sense-making of mentorship and interconnected guidance for education research, two Black women academics in special education offer lessons learned from their sustained dialogues with each other, other Black women, and with Black and endarkened feminists' texts. The authors reflect on how traditional approaches to academic…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, College Faculty, African American Teachers
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Edley, Christopher, Jr., Ed.; Koenig, Judith, Ed.; Nielsen, Natalie, Ed.; Citro, Constance, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2019
Disparities in educational attainment among population groups have characterized the United States throughout its history. Education is sometimes characterized as the "great equalizer," but to date, the country has not found ways to successfully address the adverse effects of socioeconomic circumstances, prejudice, and discrimination…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Attainment
Noboa-Rios, Abdin – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
The 2014-2015 academic year marked the first year that American, preK-12 public school enrollment became majority nonwhite, with Hispanic/Latino as the largest minority. Population shifts have continued to occur, with Latinos now representing 28% of public school students. American public schools are in trouble, with national achievement reaching…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Minority Group Students, Ethnicity
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Castro, Eliana; Presberry, Cierra B.; Venzant Chambers, Terah T. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2019
This conceptual analysis centers two historical periods in which Black communities in the United States secured educational rights for themselves in spite of (not because of) intervention from the federal government. Drawing from the Critical Race Theory, the authors argue that Reconstruction and the post-"Brown" era offer valuable…
Descriptors: United States History, War, African American History, Educational History
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Tran, Hoang Vu – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Diversity is a ubiquitous concept in Education. Our contemporary racial discourse has been taken over by diversity talk. That is, to talk about race in the colorblind era in the contexts of school admissions or educational policy is to do so through the language of diversity. However, the hegemonic ascendancy of diversity has been dependent on the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Critical Theory, Race, Courts
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Harris, Angela P. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
The advent of critical race theory (CRT) in legal scholarship changed the way in which legal scholars think about race and racism in at least three ways. First, CRT scholars argue that the problem of racial justice is fundamental to American law, whereas the previous generation of civil rights scholars saw racial justice as a problem of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Legal Problems, Racial Bias
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Tran, Hoang Vu – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This essay is a response to Angela Harris' "Racing Law: Legal Scholarship and the Critical Race Revolution." It further explores what Harris calls the "grammars of governance" from a historical case-law perspective and from the structure of our contemporary educational organization. First, a little-known case involving violence…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Educational Research, Scholarship
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Kearl, Benjamin – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
Through the juxtaposition of 2 recent Supreme Court actions--"Allston v. Lower Merion County School District" (2015) and "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District" (2017)--this article argues that special education is a neoliberal property that works to recruit disability through scientific-juridical qualifications of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Racial Bias
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Clayton, Ashley B.; Peters, Brian A. – Journal of Negro Education, 2019
This article focuses on the first African American students at two southern land-grant universities, North Carolina State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). Although these institutions integrated in the 1950s, most of the current desegregation scholarship focuses on other southern institutions in…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, School Desegregation, African American Students, College Students
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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
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Hale, Jon – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
This article provides a history of Black southern teacher associations and the civil rights agenda they articulated from Reconstruction through the desegregation of public schools in the 1970s. Black teacher associations demonstrated historic agency by demanding a fundamental right to an education, equal salaries, and the right to work during the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Associations, Geographic Regions, School Segregation
Blanton, Anthony Shane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools was born out of the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era. "Plessy v. Ferguson" in 1896 had established the doctrine of separate but equal facilities, including schools. While the decision in "Brown v. Board of Education," handed down by the Supreme Court in 1954, ruled that…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Segregation
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Luckett, Robert, Jr. – Journal of School Choice, 2016
In 1956, southern Congressmen signed the Southern Manifesto, rejecting the Supreme Court's "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling. This moment, in the general American consciousness, marked the rise of White massive resistance to Black advancement, a racist foray doomed to be swept aside by civil rights forces and a determined federal…
Descriptors: Position Papers, State Policy, Racial Discrimination, Court Litigation
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