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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Labaree, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Nearly 70 percent of American students enroll in postsecondary education immediately after graduating high school. Yet college and university completion rates remain highly disparate across social and economic groups. White students in the US are 20 percent more likely than Black and Latino students to graduate, and students from high-income…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Community Colleges, Politics of Education
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Erickson, Ansley T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
From the early 1960s through the early 1970s, a new idea drew the interest of local leaders and national networks of educators seeking to further desegregation but concerned about how to do so within the bounds of white resistance. Huge single- or multischool campuses, called education parks, would draw students from broad geographical areas and…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Whites