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The Resource Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation, Sarah Garland

Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation, Sarah Garland

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Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation
Title
Divided we fail
Title remainder
the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Garland
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality. In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation, changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. This was not the first federal lawsuit that challenged school desegregation, but it was the first, and only one brought by African Americans. In this examination of the Louisville case, the author, a journalist returns to her hometown to understand why black families in the most racially integrated school system in America led the charge against desegregation. Weaving together the voices of parents, students, and teachers who fought for and against desegregation, her narrative upends assumptions about the history of busing and its aftermath. Desegregation corresponded with unprecedented gains in black achievement and economic progress, but in Louisville, those gains often came at a cost: traditionally black schools that had been bastions of community identity and pride faced closure; hundreds of black teachers lost their jobs; parents were helpless as their children's futures were dictated by racial quotas. In illuminating the often overlooked human stories behind this fraught legal struggle, the author reveals the difficult compromises forced on the black community in the wake of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. This book is an account of one community's struggle that has important lessons for the next generation of education reformers. By taking a close look at where desegregation went wrong, the author uncovers problems with a new set of education ideas, including school choice, charter schools, and test-based accountability systems. But she also reminds us not to forget desegregation's many successes as we look for ways to close the achievement gap for minority students
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10168368
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
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Garland, Sarah
Dewey number
344.73/0798
Index
index present
LC call number
KF229.P37
LC item number
G37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Parents Involved in Community Schools
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • School integration
  • Affirmative action programs in education
Target audience
adult
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the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation
Label
Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation, Sarah Garland
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The letters -- Our beloved Central high -- With our own -- The numbers game -- The lawsuit -- To the Supreme Court
Control code
20000518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780807001776
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793578916
  • (OCoLC)793578916
Label
Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation, Sarah Garland
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The letters -- Our beloved Central high -- With our own -- The numbers game -- The lawsuit -- To the Supreme Court
Control code
20000518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780807001776
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793578916
  • (OCoLC)793578916

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