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NYC Mayor’s Remark Reveals How School Segregation Works Today
Charter Schools

NYC Mayor’s Remark Reveals How School Segregation Works Today

When the mayor recently said that school segregation was directly linked to housing segregation, commentators pointed to the city’s own…
Nikole Hannah-Jones on How Schools Are Re-Segregating
Charter Schools

Nikole Hannah-Jones on How Schools Are Re-Segregating

It’s not enough to adopt new standards, to open new school models, to use technology, or even to pass laws.  American…
Poet Drops Mic on School System
History + Politics

Poet Drops Mic on School System

In this video, poet Prince Ea performs a lyrical indictment of the school system.  He makes some powerful points, to…
UVA Law Professor Breaks Down School Desegregation and Why It’s About Way More than Schools
Civics

UVA Law Professor Breaks Down School Desegregation and Why It’s About Way More than Schools

Watch Professor Risa Goluboff at UVA discuss Brown v. Board of Education in plain English. In particular, note how she argues…
What Alabama Teaches Us about the Complexity of State Control of Education
Civics

What Alabama Teaches Us about the Complexity of State Control of Education

A colleague recently remarked to me that federally funded education reform had created a “pressure cooker” environment for teachers and…
The Little Rock 9 and Limits of Education
Civics

The Little Rock 9 and Limits of Education

In 1957, nine students of color in Little Rock, Arkansas were escorted into schools by presidential order and under the…
That Time the Supreme Court Had to Make States Provide Equal Education to All
Civics

That Time the Supreme Court Had to Make States Provide Equal Education to All

So, a little over six decades ago, in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that public schools in the United States…
Segregation and the (New York) City
Civics

Segregation and the (New York) City

A timely read on how segregation is perpetuated in public education, even under the banner of equity. The New York City…
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