TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg joins the Shanker Institute for a panel discussion marking the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Today, the promise of that historic decision remains unfulfilled. The progress made toward desegregating American schools has not simply stalled, but is increasingly being reversed across the nation. Today, New York schools are the most segregated in the nation. What's worse, contemporary segregation has grown in intensity as racial and class segregation have combined in growing numbers of schools only serving African-American and Latino children living in poverty. This panel examines the landscape of the struggle for educational justice in the light of this trend toward intensified racial and economic segregation, and offers thoughts on how America could find its way back to the ‘freedom road,’ with diverse, quality schools befitting a democratic society.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | noon to 2 p.m.
American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, 20001
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