School segregation: A realist’s view

  title={School segregation: A realist’s view},
  author={Jerry Lee Rosiek},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan},
  pages={13 - 8}
  • J. Rosiek
  • Published 22 January 2019
  • Education
  • Phi Delta Kappan
The nation’s greatest anti-racist education policy — school desegregation — has proven no match for the adaptations of institutionalized racism. Over the last 40 years, school segregation has evolved and reemerged in housing patterns, school zoning policy, and curricular tracking. This has led to calls for new solutions to the problem of racial segregation in schools. Is it possible, however, that the pursuit of such solutions is a form of avoidance, an unwillingness to face the intractable… 

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