Brown v. Board Hearing, Integration, and ESSA

Brown v. Board Hearing, Integration, and ESSA

April 29, 2019

In The 74, Carolyn Phenicie reports on a recent House Education Committee hearing on the legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which ended up focusing “in large part on ongoing disputes over school choice and regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration.” During the hearing, experts noted that “leaders at all levels of government can take action to promote integration.” On the federal level, this means actions “like increasing funding for magnet school programs, adding money for Title I school improvement, and requiring states and districts to fully report all required achievement and spending data under the Every Student Succeeds Act.”