Racial Inequality in Public Schools (2016)

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Social Emotional Learning - Equity

Author: Kimberly Jade Norwood

American Bar Association

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Segregated and unequal schools thrive throughout the United States. Brown v. Board of Education’s vision of both integrated and quality education for all students has been lost and indeed may be impossible to fulfill in the 21st century. Under racially segregated systems pre-Brown, most Black students were not receiving quality education; most White students were. Brown envisioned that if the students were desegregated and assigned to schools without regard to the color of one’s skin, not only would the goal of integration be met—which many believe in and of itself is a form of education—but also that all students would receive a quality education.

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