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After All These Years, Separate Still Looks Unequal

Resegration of American neighborhoods leaves kids of color disproportionately exposed to the challenges of growing up in homogeneously poor neighborhoods and going to inferior schools. Comparisons to their poor white counterparts show the latter more likely to live in economically mixed neighborhoods with correspondingly better schools. Will one day we hear renewed calls to desegregation of schools and communities? Continue reading

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Stagnant School Reform, Institutional Racism, and a Return to What Teachers Know

Systemic racism exists in education, but is primarily derivative of cyclical poverty and the inability or unwillingness of the political process to address it. Fixation on test scores has led to little overall progress; new research brings us back to age-old truths about teachers and students, to caring and a sense of belonging. Continue reading

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