Thursday, July 6, 2017

Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad | gadflyonthewallblog

Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad | gadflyonthewallblog:

Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad



School segregation is bad.
Still.
It is shocking to me that in 2017 making this argument remains necessary.
But everywhere you look in the education debate you’ll find people clinging to their segregated charter schools, pushing for more segregated school vouchers, and lobbying to increase segregation at our traditional public schools.
You might be forgiven for thinking that the issue was resolved way back in 1954 when the US Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Educationcase.
Justices decided that it was unconstitutional to have substandard schools for black and minority students while also maintaining pristine schools for white children, as was the practice in most parts of the country at the time.
They struck down the previous justification of “separate but equal” because when you have separate schools, they are rarely equal.
You might think that’s just common sense. When you have schools just for blacks and schools just for whites, the resources aren’t going to be divided fairly or evenly. One group will always get the upper hand. Better to mix the two groups so it’s harder Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad | gadflyonthewallblog:



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