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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2013
With the rise of the Cold War, federal officials in the United States sought to end the racial segregation that the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted in the 1896 decision of "Plessy v. Ferguson." Although the reforms began with changes in the armed services, they moved to reduce racial segregation in schools. Many forces brought about the…
Descriptors: United States History, Conflict, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation
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Vergon, Charles B. – Journal of Negro Education, 1994
Assesses the legacy of Brown v Board of Education and suggests the role and impact of this ruling on the future of American education and society at large. It concludes with a discussion of the lessons that school officials and advocates of integration and educational equality should keep in mind in their planning for the 21st century. (GR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Gersti-Pepin, Cynthia – High School Journal, 2002
Often lost in the discourse regarding educational policy-making and implementation are the micropolitical experiences of the individuals who are most affected by policy: students. Policymakers often develop policy under the guise of making schools better, but in effect they often lose sight of insuring that all students receive a good education…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Case Method (Teaching Technique)