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Taylor, Kendra; Anderson, Jeremy; Frankenberg, Erica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Since the Supreme Court's 2007 "Parents Involved" decision, school districts have been pursuing integration in more legally and politically charged environments. The retreat of the federal government in the racial integration of schools is well documented, but less understood is what local school districts are doing to fill that void.…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Residential Patterns, School Desegregation
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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
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Ebewo, Patrick J.; Sirayi, Mzo – Africa Education Review, 2018
During the apartheid rule in South Africa, established universities and other tertiary institutions were forcibly segregated to serve particular racial groups. Some critics have stated that the apartheid regime in South Africa supported an exclusively Western model of education, and that university education was based on a mono-cultural approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Social Change
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Kotok, Stephen; DeMatthews, David – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Nationally, schools are increasingly segregated by race and poverty as a result of demographic shifts and a changing legal and political landscape. Based on evidence that students benefit academically and socially from attending integrating settings, many school districts are exploring options for providing diverse learning experiences. We examine…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Diversity, Diversity (Institutional), Desegregation Methods
Diem, Sarah; Pinto, Ransford – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this Equity Brief is to examine the ongoing need for Local Education Agencies to work in conjunction with community stakeholders to develop comprehensive strategies to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools. Research indicates that all students benefit from learning within racially and socioeconomically diverse…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Public Schools, Racial Integration, Social Integration
Danielsen, Bartley R. – American Enterprise Institute, 2017
Oftentimes, policymakers discuss school reform only in terms of its benefits to students. In this brief, researcher Bartley R. Danielsen identifies how more multifaceted reforms can not only improve educational outcomes for students but also revitalize communities by encouraging wealthy families to remain in lower-income areas, thereby raising…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Quality, Public Policy, Desegregation Methods
Schlanger, Phoebe, Ed.; Shaffer, Susan, Ed. – Center for Education Equity, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, 2017
Part of the Center for Education Equity's "Exploring Equity Issues" series, this paper gives a background on religious discrimination in schools and provides strategies on what schools can do to address and resolve these problems. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes the right to the free exercise of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Religious Discrimination, Freedom of Speech, Teacher Role
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Fergus, Edward – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled schools in the United States needed to desegregate and begin integration. The decision was a radical departure from the facilities argument initially presented; it added the issue that the segregation of Black students was having a deleterious effect on their self-concept. Many scholars argue the integration has…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Court Litigation, Racial Bias
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Liebowitz, David D. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In the early 1990s, the Supreme Court established standards to facilitate the release of school districts from racial desegregation orders. Over the next two decades, federal courts declared almost half of all districts under court order in 1991 to be "unitary"--that is, to have met their obligations to eliminate dual systems of…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, School Districts, Desegregation Litigation, Federal Courts
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Swanson, Elise – Journal of School Choice, 2017
This article reviews the literature evaluating the impact of school choice programs on racial integration. Evidence on the impacts of magnet schools, voluntary busing programs, open enrollment practices, charter schools, and voucher programs is reviewed. The literature is mixed on this question, finding that the impacts of choice on racial…
Descriptors: School Choice, Racial Integration, Desegregation Effects, Literature Reviews
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Radd, Sharon I.; Grosland, Tanetha J. – Educational Policy, 2018
Policy making can be viewed as a large-scale attempt at social justice leadership intended to address vast inequities that persist and are perpetuated in the U.S. K-12 education system. The study examines the text of the Minnesota Desegregation Rule to discern its underlying discourses as they relate to race, racism, and social justice. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Desegregation, Desegregation Methods, State Policy
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Orozco, Richard; Jaime Diaz, Jesus – Multicultural Perspectives, 2016
Discourses that supported de jure segregated schools often invoked White innocence in the form of altruistic motivations. These same invocations are found in more contemporary school policy discourses. The authors of this article argue, based on the concept of intertextuality of discourse, the existence of contemporary schooling policies as…
Descriptors: Altruism, Whites, School Segregation, School Policy
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Nixon, Monica L. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Contemporary models of operationalizing diversity on college campuses focus on the integration of diversity goals with the overall educational mission in ways that maximize the benefits of diversity for all. A growing number of institutions have created chief diversity officer (CDO) positions to procedurally and symbolically centralize diversity…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Womens Studies, Diversity (Institutional), Phenomenology
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Johnson, Odis, Jr. – Educational Forum, 2017
Schools do not receive much recognition within urban sociological research for the role they perform in shaping the demographic, structural, and social features of neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan areas. In contrast, this article links schools, and the racial avoidance that operates through educational policy, to the extreme economic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Race, Social Justice, Metropolitan Areas
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Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Mlambo, Yeukai Angela – Comparative Education Review, 2017
The demise of apartheid in 1994 introduced many changes to the social, political, and economic sectors of South Africa with similar changes in the higher education sector. This article offers an integrative review and analysis of higher education policies implemented and legislation passed that significantly impacted the nature of the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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