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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Efforts to ‘raise the bar’ for becoming a teacher are running headlong into efforts to diversify the profession. Now what? is by Matt Barnum.
The Resegregation of Jefferson County is from The NY Times.
A Chat With MacArthur Genius Nikole Hannah-Jones is from The New York Times.
Why Are American Public Schools Still So Segregated? is from KQED.
Is School Desegregation Coming to an End? is from The Atlantic.
School Segregation Is Not a Myth is from The Atlantic.
“Sitting a black child beside a white child doesn’t mean the black child will get smarter. It means that we are guaranteeing the kind of education for black students that we guarantee for white students.” @nhannahjones
— Michael Stone (@CoachStone12) March 22, 2018
Can Richard Carranza Integrate the Most Segregated School System in the Country? is from The Atlantic.
2. Nobody who has studied this issue believes there is something magic about seating white/middle-class kids next to non-white/poor kids. But advantaged children come with: PTA funding, the political power and social connections of their parents, and effective teachers.
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) September 5, 2018
This picture signaled an end to segregation. Why has so little changed? is from The Guardian.
What You Can Do in the Face of School Segregation is from Ed Week.
The Persistence Of Segregated Schools is from Public Radio.
Segregated Neighborhoods, Segregated Schools? is an interactive from The Urban Institute.
The Other Segregation appeared in The Atlantic.
‘Threatening the Future’: The High Stakes of Deepening School Segregation is from The NY Times.
The Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Schools is from Facing History.
‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question is from The NY Times.
Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away is from The L.A. Times.
What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4 charts is from The Conversation.
Where Segregation Persists, Trouble Persists is from The NY Times.
School segregation worsens for Latino children compared with a generation ago is from Eureka Alert.
The Washington Post has published a series on school segregation:
Where Civility Is a Motto, a School Integration Fight Turns Bitter is from The NY Times.
California’s schools are among the most segregated in U.S. What can be done about it? is from The Sacramento Bee.
Research Shows Diverse Classrooms Improve Learning For Everyone is from MindShift.
The lines that divide: School district boundaries often stymie integration is from The Washington Post.
What long-run effects did school desegregation/busing have on students?
▪️substantial positive effects on black students
▪️no negative effects on white students
— John B. Holbein (@JohnHolbein1) January 23, 2020
Why School Integration Matters is by Pedro Noguera.
Five myths about school segregation is from The Washington Post.
The long-run impacts of Mexican-American school desegregation is from Brookings.
Sixty-eight years after Brown v Board of Education, U.S. schools remain highly racially and economically segregated. The Segregation Index, developed by researchers at the GSE and @USCPriceCSI, points to the urgent need to equalize educational opportunity. https://t.co/x6q6c0FzZC
— Stanford Education (@StanfordEd) May 17, 2022
US schools remain highly segregated by race and class, analysis shows is from The Guardian.
— Alexander Russo (@alexanderrusso) January 30, 2023