This panel discussed the significance of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and its significance today; the current picture of racial segregation in public schools; whether, in Pennsylvania, we are improving or getting worse; the responsibility of state government; the effects of the "school choice" movement on segregation and integration in public schools; and much more.
The panel included:
Homer C. Floyd, Former Executive Director, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission;
Rhonda Brownstein, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; and
Erica Frankenberg, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy Studies, Penn State University
This EPLC Focus on Education Program initially aired on June 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network and re-aired several more times. Visit eplc.org for more resources.