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When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

Abstract

How we provide equal educational opportunity to an increasingly diverse, highly urbanized student population is one of the central concerns facing our nation. We are currently allowing a labyrinthine system of school district boundaries to cleave students—and opportunities—along racial and economic lines. Rather than confronting these realities, though, most contemporary educational policies focus on improving schools by raising academic standards, holding teachers and students accountable through test performance, and promoting private-sector competition. WHEN THE FENCES COME DOWN takes us in ... More

Keywords: Metropolitan school desegregation, Desegregation, Segregation, School district boundaries, School-housing relationship, Education policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627830
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, author