By Marcus Devine, Medium [...] Studies from the Poverty and Race Research Action Council in Washington D.C. demonstrate that all major metropolitan areas in the country have existing patterns of residential segregation. This issue has contributed to economic inequalities of not just black and white Americans, but all other people as well. Yet, the inequality remains the … [Read more...] about A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America (Medium)
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By Kriston Capps, CityLab [...] Other research shows just how segregated the distribution of housing vouchers really is. A mapping tool from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council reveals that while voucher-affordable rental units can be found all over most metro areas, families with vouchers tend to live in … [Read more...] about How a Section 8 Experiment Could Reveal a Better Way to Escape Poverty (CityLab)
By Philip Tegeler, Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council; and Sunil Mansukhani, Principal, The Raben Group (The School Superintendents Blog) Few expected busing to be a major issue during the June 27 Democratic debate. The spirited exchange between Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden was unexpected by just about everyone, since … [Read more...] about Guest Blog Post: Of Schools, Busing, Integration And Outdated Federal Policy (The School Superintendents Blog)
By Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat [...] “That’s the theory of change of the bill, that there are a lot of places that would like to do something, but they need this incentive to push it to the forefront,” said Philip Tegeler, who heads the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a civil rights organization that has advocated for the legislation. Though the program would … [Read more...] about What It Means When Democratic Frontrunners Say They Support the Strength in Diversity Act (Chalkbeat)
By Seema Mehta and Michael Finnegan, LA Times [...] “The federal government is not the agency on the ground doing the hard work of making it happen, but the role of federal incentives is huge,” said Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a civil rights group. Over the next few years, “the most important thing the federal … [Read more...] about Segregation Has Soared in America’s Schools as Federal Leaders Largely Looked Away” (LA Times)