ERIC Number: EJ1126199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
The Politics of Race and Educational Disparities in Delaware's Public Schools
Davis, Theodore J., Jr.
Education and Urban Society, v49 n2 p135-162 Feb 2017
Delaware has long played a pivotal role in the nation's struggle to end school segregation and promote educational equality. This article discusses racial disparities in educational achievement and outcomes by examining the state's political history and the politics of race in public education. This article explores educational disparities from a socio-political perspective, which takes into consideration the direct and indirect influence of historical, political, socio-economic, and socio-cultural events on educational achievements and outcomes in the state. It finds that Black students in urban areas are influenced more by the politics of race in public education than Black students in non-urban school environments in the state. It also shows that the educational achievement and outcomes of Black students are influenced more by the politics of race than White students. It suggests that the politics of race in public education is influenced by political factors that extend well beyond those associated with the process of educating.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Race, Politics of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, African American Students, Urban Areas, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Milliken v Bradley