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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
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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
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2018
As the early twentieth century's restrictive social policies and poor economic conditions relegated African Americans in St. Louis, Mo. to high poverty neighborhoods, parents were forced to enroll their children in substandard segregated schools. Meanwhile the African American population increased in size from 108,765 (11.4 percent) in 1940 to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Personal Narratives, African Americans, School Segregation
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Stanley, Eurydice – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this reflective essay, the author addresses fellow educators and their responsibility to students on issues surrounding the ongoing struggle for civil rights. She links the integration of Little Rock, Arkansas schools in 1957 with the 2018 student protest against gun violence following the Parkland, FL mass shooting. As a facilitator of…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Civil Rights, History Instruction, United States History
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Carter, Prudence L.; Skiba, Russell; Arredondo, Mariella I.; Pollock, Mica – Urban Education, 2017
Racial/ethnic stereotypes are deep rooted in our history; among these, the dangerous Black male stereotype is especially relevant to issues of differential school discipline today. Although integration in the wake of "Brown v. Board of Education" was intended to counteract stereotype and bias, resegregation has allowed little true…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Stereotypes, Discipline, Desegregation Litigation
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Powers, Jeanne M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This article is a commentary on Erica Frankenberg's article, "Assessing Segregation under a New Generation of Controlled Choice Policies." Both school segregation and organized efforts to end segregation have a long and deep history in the United States. The Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) has…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Barriers, Desegregation Methods, School Choice
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Tenure is under fire. Conservatives have long attacked such policies as tenure that constrain the ability of managers to fire whomever they want, but the latest assaults on tenure have invoked liberal egalitarian ideals. With all the problems in education, why are we so fixated on teacher tenure? What is really going on? How did tenure get its…
Descriptors: Tenure, Teacher Effectiveness, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy
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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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Tillerson-Brown, Amy – Journal of School Choice, 2016
In light of contemporary school choice proposals and the 60th anniversary of the Southern Manifesto, the Prince Edward County, Virginia public schools crisis provides interesting historical discussion. Prince Edward County (PEC), a rural community in central Virginia, was one of five school districts represented in the 1954 "Brown v. Board of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Public Schools
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Brown Henderson, Cheryl; Brown, Steven M. – Journal of School Choice, 2016
This article illustrates the historic relationship between the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision and the school choice movement. It will discuss the immediate push back to Brown particularly from Southern states that were resistant to desegregating public schools; a move that would provide African-American parents with educational…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Change, Court Litigation, Resistance to Change
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Day, John Kyle – Journal of School Choice, 2016
The United States Congress' Southern Congressional Delegation promulgated the Declaration of Constitutional Principles, popularly known as the Southern Manifesto, on March 12, 1956. The Southern Manifesto was the South's primary means to effectively delay implementation of public school desegregation as ordered by the United States Supreme Court…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, School Choice, Court Litigation, Public Schools
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Willis, Arlette Ingram – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2015
The coupling of literacy and race emphasizes their historic and contemporaneous intersection in literacy research. In this article, I draw on my scholarship and use three counternarratives to articulate how literacy and race significantly influence access, equity, and freedom. First, I examine access within the sociohistoric context of African…
Descriptors: Literacy, Race, African Americans, Access to Education
Brown, Allison; Mediratta, Kavitha – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
The Atlantic Philanthropies funded the work of the Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equity (PASSAGE) initiative, which is a unique approach to ending discipline disparities focused on partnerships between districts and community organizations. Open Society Foundations is considering funding similar work. For this interview, "Voices…
Descriptors: Discipline, Career Academies, Philanthropic Foundations, Racial Factors
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Baugh, John – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Many African American students have been tested using speech pathology diagnostics that are ill suited to their distinctive linguistic circumstances. Slave descendants of African origin share a unique linguistic heritage in contrast and comparison to every other immigrant group residing within America. In an effort to overcome the legacy of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Discrimination, Diagnostic Tests, Speech Tests
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