ERIC Number: EJ691505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Struggle and Moral Purpose in American Education 50 Years after "Brown"
Wishon, Phillip; Geringer, Jennifer
Early Child Development and Care, v175 n3 p243-247 Apr 2005
Fifty years ago, on 17 May 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Brown v. Board of Education" that the "separate but equal" doctrine that had effectively legalized "educational apartheid" some 58 years earlier deprived racially segregated children of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the fourteenth Amendment. The historical significance of Brown is overviewed in this article, the continuing struggle in America for equality of educational opportunity is documented, and the need for advancing moral purposes in the education of young children is highlighted.
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Court Litigation, Minority Group Children, Public Education, School Desegregation, Moral Values
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment