Eric Cooper

How Segregated, Under-Resourced Schools Are Failing Our Kids

"[T]he words desegregation and integration are used interchangeably, as if they are one and the same," wrote Rucker C. Johnson, an associate professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkley. "Conflating the two is erroneous, and lacks an understanding of the process [the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] envisioned -- 'to change behavior, not only laws.' Desegregation alone was not enough.  Along the highway of justice, desegregation was to be an immediate point of origination -- the final destination: equal opportunity for all."

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