Every new generation needs to be reminded that separate but equal is generally not equal. It is important that the next generation of educators not simply celebrate the passage of Brown v. Board of Education, but be aware of the complexity of the ruling and the impact on today’s educational system. By all accounts, Brown was necessary to correct the lack of many basic civil and equal rights for the African American. In the process of providing this remedy, however, neither was sufficient effort provided nor were problems even acknowledged regarding ancillary consequences of the court action. There continues to be a need in the public schools for African American principals and teachers, as well as equal opportunity in those schools. This article contains information as to why Brown was both the solution and the problem. ACCESS FULL MANUSCRIPT AT: http://cnx.org/content/m35854/latest/
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