Six Decades After Brown v. Board

Six Decades After Brown v. Board We asked education researchers to review data on race and school enrollment prepared by Education Week's Commentary section to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The three charts we sent them document racial and ethnic patterns in school enrollment in American public schools today.

Our question for the OpEducation bloggers was: What do these charts say about public schools and race 60 years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

Find out how Patricia Gándara, Kevin Kumashiro, Kent McGuire, and Heather Schwartz responded.

Lenses on Brown's Legacy

Dean Kevin Kumashiro: These charts illustrate what research has made clear: that schools and communities remain racially segregated 60 years after Brown.

Narrowing the Income Achievement Gap

Heather Schwartz: Given the size of the problem, no single reform is going to eliminate the income achievement gap.

Addressing Virtually Segregated Schools

Kent McGuire: Segregation matters, especially if it impacts the distribution of resources, shapes policy decisions ... and affects the distribution of talented teachers

Brown: 60 Years Hence

Patricia Gándara: Ironically, as the nation becomes more diverse, we become more isolated from one another.

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