Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown V. Board of Education

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New Press, 1996 - Education - 424 pages
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For the first time since 1954, school segregation is actually increasing for African American students. In several rarely discussed decisions, including one as recent as June 1995, the Supreme Court has opened the door for wide-scale abandonment of desegregation plans. This "quiet reversal" of Brown v. Board of Education, now brought boldly into the open by Orfield and Eaton, has threatened to dismantle desegregation. With stinging profiles of school districts nationwide that have turned their back on the promise of Brown, they analyze this devastating trend, offering evidence and solutions guaranteed to stimulate national debate about the state of our schools today. Profiles of school districts across the country highlight the kind of in-school discrimination and residential segregation issues that most communities have refused to address.

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DISMANTLING DESEGREGATION: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education

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Segregated schools are back with a vengeance, according to the Harvard-based editors, the director and assistant director of the project that conducted these powerful case studies. The 1954 US Supreme ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Gary Orfield" is Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at UCLA. He co-founded and directed The Harvard Civil Rights and has brought this project to UCLA. Orfield is a leader in the field of civil rights, education policy, urban policy and minority opportunity. "Erica Frankenberg" is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Pennsylvania State University and formerly worked at the Civil Rights Project. She is the co-editor of several recent books on K-12 school integration policies.

Eaton, formerly assistant director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation, has covered education for daily newspapers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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