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…

News Roundup – Early Fall, Part 2: Resources, NHJ Media, Youth Organizing and More!

As noted in Part 1 of this roundup, a lot of great stuff has come out lately, so I decided to split things up. The first post contains all coverage related to the Little Rock Nine anniversary/school resegregation and the New York Times Magazine education issue, including coverage of the Gardendale district secession. This post…

Sources and Topics

Of course, there’s a lot to explore about an issue that has such a long and contentious history. My very short, preliminary list of sources and topics includes – Books like “All Deliberate Speed” (Charles Ogletree) and “Justice, Justice” (Daniel Perlstein); Reporting on: the recent desegregation order for Cleveland, MS public schools and on any…

Introduction Part 1: Purpose

This is a blog about something that is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Something that’s perceived to be an old ghost, of a distant and worse time, yet it animates our education policy discussions today in complicated unseen ways and affects students’ educational experiences in deeply negative ways. In an age supposedly dominated…