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School Integration

White Flight May Not Be The Only Thing Keeping Schools Separate And Unequal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices

White flight -- the phenomenon of white families fleeing their neighborhoods to avoid racially integrated schools -- is part of the reason why b...

A New Solution to an Old Problem: School Integration

Priscilla Wohlstetter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Priscilla Wohlstetter

Federal, state and local policymakers of all races across the US are clamoring to integrate schools in order to achieve socioeconomic diversity -- not only as a matter of social justice and constitutional compliance, but also on the grounds that socioeconomic diversity and academic excellence go hand-in-hand.

John G. Heyburn II, Judge in Civil Rights Cases, Dies at 66

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Keith Runyon

One October morning in 2012, my cell phone rang. It was John Heyburn. In his genial, straightforward manner, he asked, "Can you meet me for lunch in ten minutes at Austin's?"

Escape From Poverty for a Few More Students Is Not a Worthy National Goal

Arthur Camins | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Arthur Camins

The rhetoric has shifted from condemning the soft bigotry of low expectations and leaving no child behind to declaring that education reform is the civil rights issue of our time and initiating competitions to race to the top.

Joy Resmovits

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the Univer...

The Global Search For Education: Education Is My Right - South Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As you will discover today in Part 2 of the "Education Is My Right" series, Mandela's education legacy continues. Equity-focused educational change is Jonathan Jansen's work.

Memo to Department of Education: Diverse Classrooms Create a Better America

Philip Tegeler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

School integration at the K-12 level, as well as in in higher education, needs to be a national priority -- and needs to be given a central role in the Department of Education's Strategic Plan.

Diverse Classrooms Also Benefit White Students

Philip Tegeler | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
Philip Tegeler

Fueled by a widening wealth gap between whites and minorities and racially stratified neighborhoods, public schools in the United States have grown more segregated today than they were in the 1970s.

James Meredith Reflects On 50th Anniversary Of Ole Miss Integration, Hates The Term 'Civil Rights'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from &ndash...

When Politics Comes First: The Reasons Republicans Shifted to Supporting Private Schools

Jack Jennings | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

All of the Republicans' talk about giving parents the right to choose in education is a politically expedient strategy -- just beneath the surface of the rhetoric are political motivations to thwart integration, weaken the Democratic coalition, and cripple the teachers' unions.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

'Some Of My Best Friends Are Black' Author Says He Actually Had No Black Friends | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

In 2008 few people would ever suspect Tanner Colby had no black friends -- not even Tanner Colby himself. He did, after all, live and work in New York...

Addressing School Segregation All Year Round

Richard D. Kahlenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Richard D. Kahlenberg

May tends to be the one time of year that the press pays attention to the growing segregation, by race and class, of American public schools, which is why, here in the month of June, I defiantly assert that the issue of school segregation is of pressing concern all year long.

Integrate Long Island Schools, Don't Just Desegregate

Alan Singer | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

A recent post calling for the racial integration of Long Island New York schools drew a number of both supportive and negative comments. One writer wa...

The Shoe, the Gourd and School Integration

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

While I continue to believe in integration just as strongly as I did a decade ago, new evidence has surfaced since then that has convinced me that integration is not the only strategy that can drive better results for low-income students.

Integrate Long Island Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

On Long Island, our diversity is one of our greatest resources. It is time to finally racially integrate our schools.

Elusive Empathy: David Margolick's Book "Elizabeth and Hazel" Shows Why We Still Can't Just Get Along

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Henry Adams

David Margolick's new book is just the cautionary tale to remind us, we aren't there yet, that as a nation and as people, until we begin to learn greater empathy, we never will be there.

School Re-Segregation: How Faith Has Re-Ignited the Struggle for Justice

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The radical faith that inspired the prophetic leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. is now igniting a contemporary civil rights movement in North Carolina, led by the Rev. William J. Barber.

Tea Party Plans Scrap Integration Policy at NC Schools

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lynn Parramore

New, Tea Party-backed school board members have thrown out the diversity policy that has allowed tolerance and hope to flourish in Wake County in a manner sadly lacking in other regions of the country.

Fighting Over Common Ground

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

When I read the Century Foundation's new report, "Housing Policy is School Policy," it seemed the study made a compelling argument in favor of socio-economic school integration.

Mike Johnston's Modest Proposal

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

I find it a source of constant amazement that it's mostly people on the left who have positioned themselves on the wrong side of this civil rights struggle -- education.

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews Rally Against School Integration Ruling (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM - Tens of thousands of black-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews staged mass demonstrations on Thursday to protest a Supreme Court ruling forcing ...