60 years on: Education, segregation and the Obama White House

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2014
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Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education said separate schools for children of color were unacceptable, the same deep-seated inequalities that drove parents to the courtroom in 1954 haunt classrooms across the country.
Saturday marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that spawned hundreds of federal desegregation orders — largely the result of parent lawsuits — that forced integration in schools one district at a time. But the will to enforce these edicts zigzagged depending on who occupied the White House. Some p

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