GAO Report: U.S. Schools Are Resegregating, Kentucky About to Abandon Successful Program

Diane Ravitch's blog

This article was written a year ago, but there is no doubt that the trend lines towards resegregation are only getting worse.

Just this week, we learned that the Republican legislature in Kentucky is about to eliminate one of the nation’s most successful programs of school desegregation.

Last May, on the anniversary of the Brown decision, Emma Brown of the Washington Post wrote that public schools are resegregating.

This should not be surprising, because federal courts have gradually but decisively withdrawn from their role as enforcers of desegregation. District after district has been relieved of court orders, and new ones are not forthcoming. Similarly, the U.S. Department of Education has become passive in the face of resegregation. I have often said that Arne Uncan wasted a historic opportunity to encourage integration. Imagine if Race to the Top had offered state’s and districts financial incentives for increasing desegregation instead of test…

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