Recent News Round Up (a busy time in school integration/segregation news!)

Cross-posted from IntegratedSchools.org May 17th was the 62nd anniversary Brown v. Board of Education which begat more than a few retrospectives…  and all of them ended with either the disheartening pronouncement that our schools are increasingly segregated now (like this or this or this) or with fears that Devos’s new choice regime will intensify the segregation (like this).  (Last year, to “commemorate” the 61st  anniversary,…

The power of political discourse in “Making the Unequal Metropolis”

Ansley T. Erickson’s “Making the Unequal Metropolis” traces racial inequity in Nashville schools before, during and after court ordered desegregation. It’s a remarkably thorough and well-researched account of over 50 years of policy history. There are several great reviews/interviews/videos out there already (see links below), so I thought I’d try to take my comments in…