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.
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