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Center for American Progress

: The Supreme Court and School Desegregation
Past Event

The Supreme Court and School Desegregation

12:00 - 1:30 PM EST

On November 29, ACS and CAP will host a briefing on the two cases to be heard in the Supreme Court on December 4, involving challenges to the authority of public school districts to adopt plans aimed at racially integrated schools—one in Louisville, Kentucky and one in Seattle, Washington. The speakers are experts in the field, including several who represent amici in the litigation and one who will describe new research findings based on data collected under the No Child Left Behind Act showing that African American and Hispanic students learn more in integrated schools. The panelists will present a variety of perspectives on the legal and historical implications of these cases, and their impact on public education, race relations, and the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.

Professor Douglas Harris will also be releasing his latest work on desegregation: Lost Learning, Forgotten Promises A National Analysis of School Racial Segregation, Student Achievement, and “Controlled Choice” Plans, published by the Center for American Progress.

Featured Panelists:
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of Law and History, University of Virginia School of Law
Douglas N. Harris, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Florida State University; Affiliated Scholar, Center for American Progress
Francisco M. Negrón, Assoc. Exec. Dir. and General Counsel, National School Boards Association
John Payton, Partner, Wilmer Hale
Terence J. Pell, President, Center for Individual Rights

Moderated by:
Philip Tegeler, Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council