By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Connecticut Mirror National civil rights groups have a name for Connecticut’s inertia: They titled their recent report outlining rejected proposals and “dynamic gradualism” by state leaders “A Steady Habit of Segregation.” “Public deference to white suburbia would fatally circumscribe the state’s practices in the area of desegregation for … [Read more...] about Billions in School Construction in CT Hasn’t Made a Dent in Segregation — But This Year, Things Could Be Different (Connecticut Mirror)
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By Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week The end of the prohibition on using federal aid on initiatives like busing to integrate schools is a big win for school diversity advocates, who’ve been pushing the change for years. The prohibition dates back more than four decades. [...] “The anti-integration provisions unnecessarily limit states and local communities from utilizing … [Read more...] about Education Dept. Gets $73.5 Billion in Funding Deal That Ends Ban on Federal Aid for Busing (Education Week)
By David Scharfenberg, Boston Globe But Phil Tegeler, who worked as a lawyer on the Sheff case for 17 years and is now executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, says the future of integration may lie not in the courtroom but in progressive state legislatures and the halls of power in Washington. [...] Just this fall, the House of … [Read more...] about Massachusetts’ Public Schools are Highly Segregated. It’s Time We Treated That Like the Crisis It Is (Boston Globe)
By Leila Atassi, Cleveland.com [...] Back then, CMHA’s Chief of Staff Jeffrey Wade said the housing authority already was working on its own version of that concept. CMHA had contracted with the Washington D.C.-based Poverty & Race Research Action Council to study the needs of local voucher holders and identify high opportunity communities where program participants … [Read more...] about Opinion: A Truly Life-Changing Voucher Program is Within Reach for Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (Cleveland.com)
Via Warren.senate.gov [...] "This bill is an important recognition of the myriad ways that structural racism drives health outcomes in our country - and of the need for our government to drive change toward better health for all." -- Megan Haberle, Deputy Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council … [Read more...] about Warren, Pressley, Lee Introduce Legislation to Confront the Public Health Impacts of Structural Racism (warren.senate.gov)