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Brown v Board of Education

60 Years Later, Reflections On Brown vs. Board of Education

MarshaRose Joyner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Hawaii
MarshaRose Joyner

I still remember watching the news that evening. While plenty of white people screamed about the decision, I most vividly recall the reaction of Mrs. Mildred Coughlin, the principal of Western High School. She was gracious and calm with beautifully styled white hair and dressed in a soft pink suit. "I will never see a colored girl graduate from my school," she firmly stated.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

Brown v. Board of Education at 60

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Supreme Court decisions are important not only for what they decide but for the reasoning that produces or explains the ultimate result. That is particularly important in iconic decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education, decided 60 years ago.

Checkerboard Justice Cannot Stand

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown, we are reminded that much like segregation, now is the time for the Supreme Court to address the important issue of the " inherently unequal" ban on same-gender marriages.

Violation of the Spirit of Brown V. Board of Education

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Rev. Al Sharpton

Educational inequality isn't a notion from the past; it is happening right now all across this nation. And the facts simply don't lie.

Black Dolls, White Dolls and the Desegregation of America's Public Schools 60 Years Ago

Blain Roberts | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Blain Roberts

Racialized conceptions of beauty played an unappreciated role in establishing that segregated schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.

It's Time for a New Accountability in American Education

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Voices across the country are raising concerns about the new Common Core State Standards. But if you listen carefully to the conversations, the main concern is not about the standards, themselves, but about the consequences of high-stakes tests attached to the standards. And those concerns are well-placed.

Reclaim the Promise of Brown v. Board

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

How is it that, 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended the legal basis for separate but equal schooling, some public schools in the United States have gleaming labs, libraries and laptops while others lack textbooks, toilet paper and teachers certified in their subjects?

60 Years After Brown: Segregated Schools Still a Fact, but Don't Have to Be Bad Schools

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The blame for the chronic school re-segregation is the deep persistence of housing discrimination, poverty, and the near universal refusal of federal and state courts to get involved in any more school desegregation cases.

Understanding Brown v. Board of Education

James E. Ryan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
James E. Ryan

To understand the impact of Brown, it is crucial to understand Milliken v. Bradley, which is far less well-known. Indeed, the latter decision has in many ways had an even more lasting impact on education.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

On Brown's Birthday, A Return to the Table of Brotherhood

Becky O’Neill | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Becky O’Neill

Sixty years later, we must ask the question: Does the pursuit of school integration have a place on our 21st century agenda? For many, the short answer is no.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, Will Congress Revive A Dual School System?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board, Congress is set to expand a dual school system. One bound by laws, the other deregulated. One free to select the "winners, " the other bound to accept all.

Joy Resmovits

60 Years After Brown v. BOE, Mostly White Reformers Try To Fix 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Generation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2014 | Black Voices

Sixty years ago, the plight of Linda Brown, a third-grader who had to travel a mile by bus to her segregated black school even though there was a neig...

Progress and Challenges 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

In 1954, Brown v. Board may have seemed like the end of a long struggle for educational equality. In fact, it was the beginning. We face a lot of challenges today in our communities, our country and on our planet.

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: Remembering When Parents Stood Up for Change

Otha Thornton | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Otha Thornton

Educational inequalities helped spur the civil rights movement, and it continues to be the civil rights issue of our time. With the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, it is critical to reaffirm our commitment to take action.

The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Letitia James | Posted 07.16.2014 | New York
Letitia James

60 years after Brown we must reduce racial isolation and demand that resources are shared equally in our city. The next generation is relying on us to fulfill the promise of that most important of decisions in 1954.

As We Celebrate Brown vs. BOE, Let's Remember Mendez vs. Westminster

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

As we all celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case which changed America going forward, I made a point of asking friends, acquaintances and even some strangers if they were aware of the Mendez vs. Westminster case.

5 Things To Know About Brown V. Board Of Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING and JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist...

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

LOOK: The Iconic Photos Taken After The Brown v. Board Of Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

The 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka turned one man's fight for his daughter's right to attend school into a crusade f...

"In The Field Of Public Education, The Doctrine Of 'Separate But Equal' Has No Place"

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation of public schools violated the equal protection guarantees of the 14th Am...

Rebecca Klein

School Segregation Across The Country Proves Students Are Still Separate

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new...

The Opportunity Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the spring of 1954, like so many Black families, mine waited anxiously for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. My father and I talked about it and what it would mean for my future and the future of millions of other Black children who were attending segregated but unequal Black schools. He died the week before Brown was decided. But I and many other children were able, in later years, to walk through the new and heavy doors that Brown slowly and painfully opened. Now, the most recent findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection, called the "richest, fullest" collection so far for measuring education access and equity in our nation's public schools, show many children are still receiving an unequal education. This is the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Delusional Freedom Fighter

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

This kind of total reboot doesn't come from turning jerseys inside out, nor from a massive boycott. The question is what does the change come from? How do we get there? Unlike with a computer, we can't just wipe the system clean and start over.