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After "Brown”: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation

reviewed by Rachel Pereira - June 13, 2006

coverTitle: After "Brown”: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation
Author(s): Charles Clotfelter
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
ISBN: 0691119112, Pages: 216, Year: 2004
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Peace between races is not to be secured by degrading one race and exalting another, by giving power to one race and withholding it from another; but by maintaining a state of equal justice between all classes. -Frederick Douglass’ reply to President Andrew Johnson, February 7, 18661 For several years, and most recently with the passing of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board decision, many researchers have attempted to provide evidence of changes in school level interracial contact and the benefits of attending school in a diverse environment.  Charles Clotfelter’s latest tome, After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation, provides a thoughtful, comprehensive, and current analysis of the course of school desegregation over the 50 years since the Supreme Court mandated the racial integration of students in public schools. While Clotfelter clearly exhibits reverence to the large body of knowledge already devoted to the subject, his work extends... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 13, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12541, Date Accessed: 4/21/2021 3:30:17 PM

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  • Rachel Pereira
    Rutgers University
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    RACHEL PEREIRA is the Assistant Director of the Rutgers University Institute for Improved Student Achievement. She was formerly a teacher in Piscataway, New Jersey, New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. Pereira is also a former school principal. Dr. Pereira most recently served the New Jersey Department of Education as the Confidential Assistant to the Commissioner of Education. Dr. Pereira holds teaching positions at Rutgers University and Montclair State University Graduate Schools’ of Education.
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