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The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More

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As Sarah Garland from The Hechinger Report recently wrote:

In the fight over how to close the racial achievement gap in education, you rarely hear about the only policy that’s ever worked on a national scale: desegregation.

I thought it would be useful, and important, to begin a related “Best” list, and hope that readers can contribute more suggestions.

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Here’s a few articles to start off with on this new list.  Again, I look forward to reader contributions:

Separate. Unequal. Still. How public school segregation plagues New York City, and why it matters is by Sarah Garland.

The Problem We All Live With is the must-listen to (or must-read transcript) from This American Life, and produced by Nikole Hannah Jones .

Here is how it’s described:

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.

This Florida School District Is Failing Black Students at a Shocking Rate. That’s Exactly What It Chose to Do. is from Slate.

Two Quotes Of The Day: School Closures, Reform & Desegregation

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools is from NPR.

This Wash. Post Column On School Segregation Seems Like It Should Be A “Must-Read” For Everybody

School Segregation Persists in Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Maps Suggest is from The New York Times.

The end of public school desegregation? is from The Washington Post.

How Segregated Schools Turn Kids Into Criminals is from The Washington Post.

The Secret to School Integration is from The New York Times.

When Integrating A School, Does It Matter If You Use Class Instead of Race? is from NPR.

Statistic Of The Day: “Systemic Economic & Racial Isolation” For Many Of Our Students

When Integrating A School, Does It Matter If You Use Class Instead Of Race? is from NPR.

Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg Desegregate Its Schools … Again? is from The American Prospect.

When School Districts Get Deliberate About Desegregation is from The Atlantic.

On the anniversary of Brown v. Board, new evidence that U.S. schools are resegregating is from The Washington Post.

Changing The Narrative: Leveraging Education Policy To Address Segregation is from The Shanker Institute.

Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now is by Larry Cuban.

New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schools is from The Guardian.

Jeff Sessions’ Other Civil Rights Problem is from The New York Times.

How Segregated Schools Built Segregated Cities is from City Lab.

Bridging The Divide is a big report from The Baltimore Sun on school segregation.

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ is from NPR.

School segregation didn’t go away. It just evolved. is from Vox.

Black plaintiffs in Alabama appeal decision to allow white city to secede from its school district is from The Washington Post.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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