On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional. Yet 65 years later, many students attend school primarily with other students who look like them, and in most major cities, schools remain more segregated than neighborhoods. What will it take to reignite progress toward integrated schools? How do we find the political will and the policy solutions? And after 65 years, why should integration still be a goal?
Join the Urban Institute for a discussion of the importance of and path to integrated schools, featuring Rucker Johnson, associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of the new book Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works. We'll cover the latest research on school integration and discuss the diverse policy solutions that could help reverse deep-seated biases and trends.
- Matt Gonzales, Director, School Diversity Project, New York Appleseed
- Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
- Tomas Monarrez, Research Associate, Urban Institute
- Ananya Tadikonda, Student Member of the Board of Education, Montgomery County Public Schools
- Margery Turner, Senior Vice President, Program Planning and Management, Urban Institute (moderator)