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School segregation then and now

It's been 65 years since the Brown v. Board of Education changed public schooling throughout a large portion of the United States. In his opinion, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote that public education was important to democratic society and the "very foundation of good citizenship." Integrated schools, the Court argued, would expose children to new cultures and prepare them for an increasingly diverse world. To help us understand the history of integration and the Brown decision's impacts on public policy, we're talking this week with two experts at Penn State, Crystal Sanders and Erica Frankenberg.


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