A Stranger in Two Worlds
How has segregation evolved over the past few decades?
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Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 21-25
- Segregation declined throughout the United States, especially in the South, between 1970 and 2000. However, the decline in segregation within school districts was partially offset by a growing degree of racial separation between school districts.
- White school personnel used policies such as curriculum tracking and special-education referrals such as a means of sorting students by race under the guise of "ability grouping" or meeting students "special needs".
- Today segregation remains a fact of life in our nation's schools.
- Findings confirm the fallacy of equating integration with quality.
- We must not abandon integration as a goal, but it is utopian to believe that schools alone can close an achievement gap that is the result of deeper economic and social inequalities.
Journal Article Review of Literature
Brown vs Board of Education, Busing, Desegregation, Segregation, Social Capital
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Unit of Analysis:
- Talks about author's own experience as an African American who lived through busing.
- Index of Segregation graphs taken from Cloetfelter (2004).