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Dismantling Desegregation : The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education - Gary Orfield

Dismantling Desegregation

The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9781565844018
Number Of Pages: 424

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Desegregation has been one of the only legally enforceable routes of access and opportunity for millions of school children. Yet even as the nation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision, Gary Orfield, Director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation, began to attract national attention by identifying and documenting the insidious trend toward the resegregation of our public schools. For the first time since 1954, school segregation is actually increasing for African-American students. Meanwhile, in two rarely-discussed decisions, the Supreme court has opened the door for wide-scale abandonment of desegregation plans. This "quiet reversal"of Brown versus Board of Education, now brought into the open, has threatened to dismantle desegregation. With profiles of school districts nationwide that have turned their back on the promise of Brown versus board of Education, Orfield and Eaton analyze this devastating trend, offering evidence and solutions intended to stimulate national debate about the state of our schools today.

Leading Decisions on Desegregation 1896-1995
Turning Back to Segregationp. 1
Plessy Parallels: Back to Traditional Assumptionsp. 23
The Growth of Segregation: African Americans, Latinos, and Unequal Educationp. 53
Unexpected Costs and Uncertain Gains of Dismantling Desegregationp. 73
Broken Promises: Resegregation in Norfolk, Virginiap. 115
Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Limits of Milliken II's Monetary Compensation to Segregated Schoolsp. 143
Desegregation at Risk: Threat and Reaffirmation in Charlottep. 179
Slipping Toward Segregation: Local Control and Eroding Desegregation in Montgomery Countyp. 207
Money and Choice in Kansas City: Major Investments With Modest Returnsp. 241
Magnets, Media, and Mirages: Prince George's County's "Miracle" Curep. 265
Segregated Housing and School Resegregationp. 291
Toward an Integregrated Future: New Directions for Courts, Educators, Civil Rights Groups, Policymakers, and Scholarsp. 331
Notesp. 363
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9781565844018
ISBN-10: 1565844017
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1