Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America
by Paul Street
Fifty years after the US Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" was "inherently unequal," Paul Street argues that little progress has been made to meaningful reform America's schools. In fact, Street considers the racial make-up of today's schools as a state of de facto apartheid. With an eye to historical development of segregated education, Street examines the cur...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 30th 2005 by Routledge
(first published August 28th 2005)
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While the author brought up valid points about the education system in America, some of which are quite horrifying, I found his style repetitive. He went on and on about the same problems that exist, listing off statistics, and only included about a paragraph of ideas with possible solutions at the very end of the book. Being aware of these issues is important, especially as an educator, but how are we suppose to do anything when he claims it to be a systemic problem that teachers don't have muc...more
Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of six books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era(New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppressio...moreMore about Paul Street...