SD News Roundup: Wendy Vitter and sources of hope

There’s a lot going on in this crazy world, so in case you missed it: Wendy Vitter was nominated by the president for a federal court seat in the Eastern District of Louisiana. She was asked in her confirmation hearing about whether Brown was correctly decided, and she gave a troubling answer. Here she is…

Research Roundup, Feb 2018: More data on charters and school re-segregation

Two new studies came out last month that add to a growing body of literature suggesting that charter schools contribute to school resegregation. The first looks at the impact of school choice policies and zoning changes in New Castle County, Delaware. In case you are not aware, the school segregation story in DE is somewhat…

Student Protests: Then and Now

From my small corner of the internet, I wanted to add something to the discussion of student protests, especially as it relates to school integration. So, here’s a short post that uses a perhaps obscure history to echo what others have said about Parkland students: keep on kicking ass- America is made better by your…

SD News Roundup: School secession updates- the good, the bad and the ugly

There was big news in the school segregation world, and good news at that! In case you haven’t seen it: a federal appeals court blocked a majority white community (Gardendale, AL) from seceding from a majority black county (Jefferson County) and forming its own school district. The Gardendale secession has been a topic of earlier…

SD News Roundup: Integration & Immigration, Curriculum Resources, and resegregation in Iowa

There wasn’t an easy way to group all the stories in this roundup, so I have them in three mostly separate categories: white families and school integration, teacher and curriculum diversity, and well, Iowa. As always, I hope you find something useful. White families and school integration: In case you missed it, City Lab has…

SD News Roundup: Community organizing in Denver, two new books and some good news

The roundup this week covers a few (maybe) under-the-radar type stories, some of which have promising implications for the school integration movement. The first is a story about what appears (to me, at least) to be a relatively new community organizing group in the Denver area. Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (here’s their…

SD News Roundup: School district gerrymandering & a big desegregation lawsuit

This week, I have quick roundup that focuses on two big topics from the last week or so of school (de)segregation news: An extremely comprehensive Vox story about school district zoning and a potentially groundbreaking case in the Minnesota Supreme Court. There’s a lot about the Vox story that’s compelling- it includes demographic data from…