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Cramer, Elizabeth; Little, Mary E.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the more than 60 years since the "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling, the United States has been struggling to assure educational equality for all learners. This article will review how attempts at equality such as accountability and standardization movements have failed to close opportunity gaps for vulnerable and marginalized…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Accountability, Special Education
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Kotok, Stephen; Beabout, Brian; Nelson, Steven L.; Rivera, Luis E. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans public schools underwent a variety of changes including a mass influx of charter schools as well as a demographic shift in the racial composition of the district. Using school-level data from the Louisiana Department of Education, this study examines the extent that New Orleans public schools…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Racial Composition
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Davis, Theodore J., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Delaware has long played a pivotal role in the nation's struggle to end school segregation and promote educational equality. This article discusses racial disparities in educational achievement and outcomes by examining the state's political history and the politics of race in public education. This article explores educational disparities from a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Race, Politics of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Williams, Sheneka M.; Houck, Eric A. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The state of North Carolina is one of few states in the South in which two large districts committed to desegregating schools in the early 1970s. However, the state's two largest districts, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools (CMS) and Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) have experienced ups and downs in their policy commitment to desegregated…
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Desegregation Methods, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
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Thompson Dorsey, Dana N. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Students are more racially segregated in schools today than they were in the late 1960s and prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country. This special issue addresses the overarching theme of policies, practices, or roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders that may directly or indirectly…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Resegregation, Racial Segregation, Educational Policy
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study addresses the segregation of English language learner (ELL) students in schools across Texas. We descriptively analyze levels of racial, economic, and linguistic isolation experienced by ELL students across the state of Texas. We also examine the association between segregation by race/ethnicity, economic disadvantage, and language…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, School Segregation
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Huidor, Ofelia; Cooper, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines the experiences of 20 students of color who voluntarily attend a racially integrated school. The study draws from the Socio-Cultural dimension of schooling as a framework to understand how the students of color fared on a social, cultural, and environmental level within a predominantly White school. Through a questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Campuses, Voluntary Desegregation, School Desegregation, Educational Opportunities
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Mariage, Troy; Burgener, Joyce; Wolbers, Kim; Shankland, Rebecca; Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Dimling, Lisa; Kosobud, Kathleen; Peters, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Fifty years after "Brown v. Board of Education", school achievement remains segregated by both race and class. Despite an emphasis on reading achievement as required by No Child Left Behind, many students have serious literacy needs, even into the middle and upper grades. The purpose of this study was to ascertain ways in which middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
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Brown, Frank; Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The authors attempt to tell the story of "Brown" and "Parents Involved" on educational inequality and connect these topics to economic competition globally. "Brown" came about in the 1950s in a much different environment: America was less diverse racially and ethnically, and economic competition on a global scale was…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Minority Group Children
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McNeal, Laura R. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Approximately 50 years ago, "Brown v. Board of Education" was viewed by many as a turning point in American history that crystallized a national movement to eliminate state-enforced racially segregated public education. However, in recent years many parents, educators, and policy makers in education have begun to question whether…
Descriptors: United States History, Equal Education, Community Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
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Milner, H. Richard – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Narrative inquiry and self-study are used as analytic and conceptual lenses to examine the author's teacher education course where he attempted to introduce the relevance and centrality of race and racism in society and thus education. Implications of the study point to the important role of personal experiences in curriculum development and…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Curriculum Development, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Brown, Frank; Harris, J. John, III – Education and Urban Society, 2004
The journey by African Americans to achieve quality education began with passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing the freedmen citizenship and protection from hostile state action under its due process and equal protection clauses. This article traces the plight of Black Americans to gain access to quality schools…
Descriptors: African Americans, Equal Education, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Hunter, Richard C.; Donahoo, Saran – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Discusses the political nature of urban school districts, the job of urban school superintendents, and the continuing impact of Brown v. Board of Education. Examines demographic changes experienced in many urban areas since Brown; highlights the impact of white flight, federal and state education policy, and school takeovers on urban districts;…
Descriptors: Black Students, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Role
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Contreras, A. Reynaldo; Stephens, Jessica E. – Education and Urban Society, 1997
Examines how current legal trends and policies shape the efforts of educators in urban schools serving the multicultural communities where immigrant families reside. Relevant laws and policies are reviewed, as well as the strategies educators use to meet the needs of immigrant children, including access to schools and programs, assessment and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Immigration
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Isaac, Amos – Education and Urban Society, 1977
One of the conclusions of this article is that the major source of resistance to desegregation and the correction of the 14th Amendment abuses has been from that segment of the majority community which is faced with losing some of its special (maldistributed) resources. (Author)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Desegregation Litigation, History, Racial Factors