Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City

by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Time Magazine

June 9, 2016

Eye-opening essay explaining how school segregation persists 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education. There cannot be racial equality until schools are truly desegregated.

“By 1988…school integration in the United States had reached its peak and the achievement gap between black and white students was at its lowest point since the government began collecting data. The difference in black and white reading scores fell to half what it was in 1971, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. (As schools have since resegregated, the test-score gap has only grown.) The improvements for black children did not come at the cost of white children. As black test scores rose, so did white ones.”

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