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Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Erica Frankenberg and Elizabeth DeBray


As a result of tremendous social, legal, and political movements after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the South led the nation in school desegregation from the late 1960s through the beginning of the twenty-first century. However, following a series of court cases in the past two decades—including a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that raised potentially strong barriers for districts wishing to pursue integration—public schools in the South and across the nation are now resegregating faster than ever. In this comprehensive volume, a roster of leading scholars in educational po ... More

Keywords: political movements, school desegregation, court cases, Supreme Court decision, multiracial integration, public schools, educational policy, American public education, socioeconomic inequality, school reform

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835128
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erica Frankenberg, editor

Elizabeth DeBray, editor

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Erica Frankenberg & Elizabeth Debray

Part I Where have We been and Where are We Now?

Standing at a Crossroads

John Charles Boger

Part II The Case for Integration

Southern Graduates of School Desegregation

Amy Stuart Wells, Jacquelyn Duran, & Terrenda White

Legally Viable Desegregation Strategies

Casey D. Cobb, Robert Bifulco, & Courtney Bell

Regional Coalitions and Educational Policy

Jennifer Jellison Holme, Sarah L. Diem, & Katherine Cumings Mansfield

Part III Student Assignment Policy Choices and Evidence

Socioeconomic School Integration

Richard D. Kahlenberg

Is Class Working?

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

Using Geography to Further Racial Integration

Sheneka Williams & Erica Frankenberg

Part IV The Pursuit of School-Level Equity

Improving Teaching and Learning in Integrated Schools

Willis D. Hawley & Jacqueline Jordan Irvine

Part V Integrated Means toward Integrated Ends: Broadening Social Policies


Gary Orfield

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