By Kristi L. Bowman

In 1954 the ultimate court docket determined Brown v. Board of Education; ten years later, Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act. those enormous adjustments in American legislation dramatically improved academic possibilities for racial and ethnic minority childrens around the kingdom. additionally they replaced the stories of white childrens, who've discovered in more and more diversified school rooms. The authors of this commemorative quantity contain major students in legislations, schooling, and public coverage, in addition to vital old figures. Taken jointly, the chapters hint the narrative arc of faculty desegregation within the usa, starting in California within the Nineteen Forties, carrying on with via Brown v. Board, the Civil Rights Act, and 3 very important excellent court docket judgements approximately tuition desegregation and voluntary integration in 1974, 1995, and 2007. The authors additionally examine the prestige of racial and ethnic equality in schooling at the present time and think about the viability of destiny criminal and coverage reform in pursuit of the pursuits of Brown v. Board. This notable selection of voices in dialog with each other lays the foundation for destiny discussions in regards to the courting among legislations and academic equality, and finally for the production of latest public coverage. A necessary reference for students and scholars alike, this dynamic textual content is a crucial contribution to the literature through a great workforce of authors.

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