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  • Demography and Schools
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    Demography and Schools

    Education scholars talked about demographic changes in K-12 public schools since the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. They spoke about how to improve the quality of…

  • Washington Journal Richard Kahlenberg on Federal Grants for Charter Schools
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    Federal Grants for Charter Schools

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about $150 million in Department of Education grants awarded to states to expand charter schools. He also discussed how these schools operate and their effectiveness. This program was part of…

  • Race and College Admissions
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    Race and College Admissions

    Panelists talked about affirmative action, the future of college diversity, and policy implications. The panel focused primarily on using class instead of race to achieve diversity in…

  • emTough Liberalem
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    Tough Liberal

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about his book Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, published by Columbia University Press. The book is about…

  • The Future of School Integration
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    The Future of School Integration

    Panelists talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s December 4, 2006 hearing on the constitutionality of racial school integration plans in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. They also focused on Mr.…

  • Affirmative Action  Remedy or Discrimination
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    Affirmative Action: Remedy or Discrimination?

    Mr. Hentoff and Professor Edley debated the practice of affirmative action. After opening remarks they answered questions by a panel and the audience. Among the issues they addressed were…

  • Race Initiative Town Hall Meeting
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    Race Initiative Town Hall Meeting

    Dean Bullock moderated this discussion among legal experts on race relations. They examined the progress of the civil rights movement and the challenges of unifying an increasingly racially…

  • Affirmative Action Debate
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    Affirmative Action Debate

    The participants debated the question, “Resolved: That affirmative action on the basis of race, gender and ethnicity should be abolished.” They discussed affirmative action in relation to…

  • Affirmative Action Future
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    Affirmative Action Future

    Journalists, researchers and public policy specialists talked about affirmative action as an election year issue and about the media’s treatment of the issue.