Race, Equity, and Education takes stock of race and education sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision, ending legal segregation in public schools. The book examines education as one of the most visible markers for racial disparities in the United States, as well as one of its most visible frontiers for racial justice.
Featuring original research, educators’ insights, and perspectives from communities of color, it documents the complex impact of social and educational policy on social progress. Chapters on charter schools, curriculum content, performance measurement, and disproportionalities in special education referrals shed light on entrenched inequities that must be confronted. The book also makes it clear that leveling the playing field calls for not only better schools, but also addressing pervasive social problems such as poverty and housing segregation.
Edited by Pedro Noguera, professor of education and former executive director of Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools; doctoral student Jill Pierce; and Roey Ahram, director of research and evaluation at the Metro Center, the book pinpoints crucial issues and opportunities for solutions in race and education