Synopses & Reviews
Dismantling Desegregation explains the consequences of resegregation and offers direction for a more constructive route toward an equitable future. By citing case studies of ten school districts across the country, Orfield and Eaton uncover the demise of what many feel have been the only legally enforceable routes of access and opportunity for millions of school children in America.
In several rarely discussed decisions, including one as recent as June 1995, the Supreme Court has opened the door for wide-scale abandonment of desegregation. With stinging profiles of school disctricts nationwide, the authors analyze this devastating trend, offering evidence and solutions guaranteed to stimulate national debate about the state of our schools today.
About the Author
Gary Orfield, director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation, is a professor of education and social policy at Harvard University. He has also served as a scholar in residence at the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
Susan E. Eaton, formerly assistant director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation, has covered education for daily newspapers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.