The Resegregation of Schools
Education and Race in the Twenty-First Century
Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one’s life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a “good education” is particularly linked to their individual and collective well-being. Despite the popular perception that America is in a “post-racial” epoch, opportunities to access quality learning environments and human development resources remain determined according to race, class, gender, and ability. Taking a more nuanced approach to race and the resegregation of the American school system, this volume examines how and why the education quality for the majority of students of color in America remains fundamentally unequal.
Jamel K. Donnor is an assistant professor in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary. His research interests include examining race in education and American society. Among his recent publications include: Moving Beyond Brown: Race and Education After Parents v. Seattle School District No. 1 in Teachers College Record, and Whose Compelling Interest? The Ending of Desegregation and the Affirming of Racial Inequality in Education in Education and Urban Society.
Adrienne D. Dixson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship examines school choice, school reform and educational equity in urban schooling contexts.