"A Set-up For Failure: Racial Inequality In Education" -- National Radio Show Highlights Racial Inequities In Champaign Public Schools
04 May 2005 23:01 GMT
It's been almost a half century since the U.S. Supreme Court made the landmark Brown verses Board of Education decision, essentially ending legalized segregation in schools. Great progress was made in the Southeastern United States and other regions of the country during the 1960s and 1970s. But, a series of subsequent Supreme Court decisions in the 1990s and shifts in education policy at the federal, state, and local levels, have led to a trend that some observers are describing as "resegregation." On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at racial inequality in public education.