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Segregation in Public Schools Continues

Topeka, Kansas newspaper on May 17, 1954, the day SCOTUS banned segregation in public schools. (Photo: wikipedia)

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(AURN) -- Saturday, May 17, 2014 marks 60 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools.  That, as a new report confirms what many have been saying for years; segregation is making a comeback.  AURN's Kim Lampkins has more ...

Brown v Board

 

 

 

"Where you have re-segregation of bodies, you have re-segregation of budgets, book, and all basic building blocks of a sound high quality education."

Rev. William Barber, President of the North Carolina chapter of NAACP & leader of the Forward Together Movement.

 

 

 

 

 

"Segregation in the schools are reflection of the continued residential segregation."

Jon M. Greenbaum, Chief Counsel for the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Project Director, Voting Rights Project, Adjunct Professor of Law

 

 

 

 

In an effort to battle re-segregation, "School choice is going to be the 21st century civil rights effort."

Horace Cooper,  adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Black conservative group, Project 21 National Advisory Board

 

 

 

 

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Personal Reflections on Brown Case      Segregation in Public Schools Continues

American Federation Teachers on Integration     

 Teachers Reflect on Brown v. Board        HBCUs 60 Years After Brown v Board

 

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