Sixty years after Brown vs. Schoolboard, education RE-segregation & inequality has returned to the American South. "In Tuscaloosa (AL) today nearly 1 in 3 black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened. Tuscaloosa’s school resegregation—among the most extensive in the country—is a story of city financial interests, secret meetings, & angry public votes."
The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be
This documentary won a 2010 Peabody Award. Nationwide, suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but those schools are not getting the same results with black and Latino students. This documentary tells the story of a suburban high school with lots of resources and a diverse student body that is struggling to close the minority achievement gap.
NEW ORLEANS — Fights were keeping 17-year-old Symphony Lee out of high school, and off the graduation track. “Once I lose my temper, that’s it,” says Lee, with characteristic bluntness. Lee spoke from the principal’s office at The Net Charter High School on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard here, a street famous for its ties to …