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Part two: Closing the achievement gap







By Marc H. Morial

Contributing Writer


Sixty years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling ending segregation in America‚Äôs public schools, separate and unequal is still a pervasive reality. While de jure, or legal segregation has been abolished, de facto, or the actual practice of segregation, is greater now than it was 40 years ago. Black and Brown students are less likely to share classrooms with White students. We also see separate and unequal levels of expectations and resources in our schools that continue to break down along the color line. The unfortunate result of all of this is a widening achievement gap between the races. Continue Reading →

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