The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools

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More than 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must be integrated in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, segregation still plagues classrooms. What can be done to ensure true education equity?

Segregation is on the rise in U.S. schools, according to a new government report. While the federal government has laws and regulations in place to promote integration, the report finds schools sliding further and further away from diversity.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

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To discuss the impacts of continued segregation:

  • Carynne Conover is a Washington, DC public school teacher and building representative for the Washington Teachers Union.
  • Patricia Gandara is the co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.
  • Shaun Harper is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • David Garcia is a professor of education at Arizona State University.

The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools PT 1

The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools PT 1

Segregation is on the rise in U.S. schools – this according to a new government report. While the federal government has laws and regulations in place to promote integration, the report finds schools sliding further and further away from diversity. CCTV America's Jim Spellman reports.


The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools PT 2

The Heat: Segregation in U.S. schools PT 2

To discuss the impacts of continued segregation: Carynne Conover is a Washington, DC public school teacher and building representative for the Washington Teachers Union. Patricia Gandara is the co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Shaun Harper is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. David Garcia is a professor of education at Arizona State University.