Changes in public policy: School Segregation
Are America's Schools Still Segregated?
Introduction

 

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Task

Read the article from In These Times and answer the following questions:

  1. What does the term unitary mean? Explain what the word means in relation to segregation.


  2. What is so important about the 'Swan' case? Describe its historical importance.


  3. How have people worked to counter 'Swan' and Brown v. Board of Ed? Describe these people's efforts to thwart and change the laws that have made schools desegregated.


  4. Why has the trend to re-segregate schools picked up pace since the 1970's?


  5. What are the biggest obstacle to desegregating schools?

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Process
  • What does the term de facto mean?


  • How have people's values and concerns become law?


  • Which branches of government do people use to create laws and change past practices?

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Resources

Here Comes the Neighborhood Charlotte and the resegregation of America's public schools.


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Evaluation

 

 

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Conclusion
 

 

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Standards

State Standard 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4, National Standards II, III, and V

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  Updated: 1/11/03  
 
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