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Re-segregation & the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. (Part 1)

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

By PAA-Suburban Philadelphia leader Danielle Schwartz, reprinted from her excellent blog, What’s the Big Idea? Politicians are ignoring research, allowing re-segregation, and supporting charter schools over public. As I posted here, economist, Milton Friedman developed the concept of school choice in 1955, a year after desegregation. Friedman wrote about his desire for parents to chose if their children would attend racially desegregated schools: ” Under (a choice) system, there can develop exclusively white schools, exclusively colored schools, and mixed schools. …

Resegregation and the 60th anniversary of Brown V Board Part 2

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

By PAA-Suburban Philadelphia leader Danielle Schwartz, reprinted from her excellent blog, What’s the Big Idea? In President Obama’s Proclamation on the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, he confuses those of us who fully understand the fallout of this administration’s decisions and actions on public education. He states, “On the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, let us heed the words of Justice Thurgood Marshall, who so ably argued the case against segregation, “None of us got …