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By Gary Orfield, Erica Frankenberg

ISBN-10: 0520274733

ISBN-13: 9780520274730

The first significant conflict over college selection got here out of struggles over equalizing and integrating faculties within the civil rights period, whilst it turned obvious that selection should be both a significant barrier or an important device for achieving those ambitions. the second one huge and carrying on with move for selection used to be a part of the very various anti-government, individualistic, market-based circulate of a extra conservative interval during which a few of the classes of that precedent days have been forgotten, even though selection was back provided because the solution to racial inequality. This e-book brings civil rights again into the guts of the talk and attempts to maneuver from doctrine to empirical examine in exploring the various varieties of selection and their very varied outcomes for fairness in U.S. colleges. top researchers finish that even if assisting minority kids continues to be a valuable justification for selection proponents, ignoring the basic civil rights dimensions of selection plans dangers compounding instead of remedying racial inequality.

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The short answer is that for the dominant forms of choice at the center of the debate for the past three decades—charters and vouchers—there is no convincing evidence that color-blind choice makes any significant difference in student achievement. The currently dominant ideology of choice holds that any kind of choice is better than regular public schools by definition and considers school outcomes almost exclusively in terms of test scores. But this same ideology leads many away from looking at the high segregation of our schools and toward ignoring the increasingly powerful evidence of its educational damage for all students.

G. : Segregated Schools and National Policy, 19–24. 30. Shelly v. Kraemer.  Fossey, School Choice in Massachusetts: Will It Help Schools Improve? 32. Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County. 33. Griffin v. org/cases/1960–1969/ 1963/1963_592/).  Lewis, Portrait of a Decade: The Second American Revolution. 35. Keyes v. Denver School District No. 1. 36. Center for National Policy Review, Catholic University Law School, Why Must Northern School Systems Desegregate? A Summary of Federal Court Decisions in Recent Cases.

As their number increased, their striking segregation became apparent—were we repeating the errors of freedom of choice and open enrollment policies that had failed four decades earlier? Choice and Civil Rights 29 The Supreme Court’s 2007 reversal left communities where choice had produced successful desegregated schools very discouraged. Some found new successful strategies; many simply gave up. Given the close division of the court and the recurrence of some of the results of the earlier color-blind choice approaches, one wonders whether this cycle is over or whether the effects of growing resegregation will one day become the basis for a new set of demands for connecting choice with civil rights.

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