Topic: Gary Orfield
Nine states have tried to achieve campus diversity through other means, with mixed results. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court takes up an affirmative action case from the University of Texas at Austin.
The latest Civil Rights Data Collection shows, as never before, the education inequities that hold various groups of students back.
06/30/2011 07:24 pm
For a decade, Wake County, N.C., used busing to avoid having schools with high concentrations of students from poor families. Its school board voted this week to abandon its income-diversity goal in favor of a return to neighborhood schools.
03/24/2010 06:31 pm
The Obama administration intends to step up enforcement of civil rights laws that apply to schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement in a speech in Selma, Ala., timed to commemorate the 45th anniversary of civil rights marches there.
03/08/2010 07:39 pm
The Oregon League of Minority Voters is trying a new civil rights tactic: offering scholarships to white students to take classes in race relations.
02/09/2010 07:21 pm
Districts in big cities of the Midwest and Northeast undergo the most change.
01/25/2008 12:00 am