The Dream Revisited: A Discussion on Economic Segregation in Schools
Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a “slow debate” on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. It is presented as part of the Furman Center’s year-long Integration Research Initiative.
The second discussion in the series is focused on economic segregation in schools and argues for its continued relevance today. Essays in the second discussion include:
- “Economic Segregation in Schools” by Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Law at Duke University.
- “Why Economic School Segregation Matters” by Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation specializing in education, equal opportunity, and civil rights
- “Talking About Diversity” by James Ryan, Dean and Professor of Education of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
- “Race Remains the American Dilemma” by Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law.
Join the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.
The Dream Revisited will feature a new discussion each month for the entire year. At the conclusion of project in 2014, the debates will be digitally archived. The Dream Revisited is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center's Integration Research Initiative and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.