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Saturday 60th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board of Education Decision

 
Saturday 60th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board of Education Decision
Posted May 17th, 2014 @ 5:00am

Saturday, May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that outlawed school segregation.

But, all these decades later, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten says segregation appears to be making a quiet comeback -- legally.

Weingarten says segregation continues based on economics and inequality based on neighborhoods.

Many cities and school districts seem to continue struggling with segregation based on economics, Weingarten says.

Many school districts across the country have shut down poorer, under-performing schools.

But, now, some educators and community leaders are working to keep those neighobrhood schools open.

And, Weingarten says there are many known tools that can be used to combat the problems and make greater opportunities for many more students.

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Alex Wong / 2014 Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

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