The US Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education concluded that segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities.
Yet despite half a century of law and a growing understanding of the importance of eliminating segregated schools, achieving a fully-integrated public school system remains an unfinished act.
A new report by the NC Justice Center examines school segregation in our state over the past 10 years. The report finds racial and economic segregation on the rise, and charter schools tend to exacerbate the problem.
If you missed it over the weekend, be sure to listen to Rob Schofield’s radio interview with Matt Ellinwood, director of the Education & Law Project, as they discuss the finding in the report: “Stymied by Segregation: How Integration Can Transform North Carolina Schools and the Lives of Its Students.”