The Answer Sheet: Justice Department

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 04/19/2010

Did DOE get memo on school desegregation?

Century Foundation scholar Richard Kahlenberg asks why the U.S. Education Department is not forcefully addressing the profound challenge to equal opportunity today – the de facto economic and racial segregation of America’s suburban and city schools

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:35 PM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity, Equity | Tags:  DOE, Education Department and segregation, Justice Department and school segregation, Walthall County and schools, civil rights, desegregation of schools, school busing, school desegregation, school resegregation

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/13/2010

Race to the Top should help desegregate schools

President Obama recently promised to marshall more resources to drag into court school systems that have ignored civil rights laws and allowed schools to resegregate. But it is fair to ask why Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, did nothing to further that goal with their Race to the Top competition in which states compete for $3 billion in federal education funds.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Race to the Top | Tags:  Justice Department, Mississippi school and desegregate, Race to the Top, court and Mississippi school, court order and desegregate and school, federa court and desegregation, resegregation of schools