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Gary Orfield Discusses the Re-Segregation of U. S. Schools.

Gary Orfield. He is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Director of its Project on School Desegregation. His report, "The Growth of Segregation in American Schools: Changing Patterns of Separation and Poverty since 1968" was recently issued to the National School Board Association. In 1954 the United States Supreme Court found that the races in America's schools were segregated and the education was unequal. For awhile, integration was on the increase. But Orfield has found that today our schools have slipped backward. African American and Latino students are increasingly isolated by both race and poverty. Orfield argues that well designed school desegregation programs can help.


Other segments from the episode on March 15, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 15, 1994: Interview with Gary Orfield; Interview with Henry Alford; Review of the album "Tougher than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music."


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