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Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

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"The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, which declared the racial segregation of American schools unconstitutional, is universally understood as a landmark moment in our nation's history. Yet looking back from the present day, we judge the integrationist dream post-Brown as an utter failure, in the belief that it harmed students and deepened r ...more
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Published February 1st 2019 by Basic Books
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Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In "Children of the Dream," economist Rucker C. Johnson, with an able journalistic assist from Alexander Nazaryan, summarizes academic research that “points incontrovertibly to three powerful cures to unequal educational opportunity: (1) integration, (2) equitable school funding, and (3) high-quality preschool investments.”

“In most places and times, these policies were advanced one at a time, unevenly and inconsistently” and that variation across districts, they explain, “is exactly what offers
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Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was looking for one book to give me everything I needed to know about the history and science of school integration, and this very much was it.
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