Racial segregation of America's schools was banned 65 years ago in the landmark "Brown vs. Board of Education" ruling, but a different wall that separates children is emerging today that reflects the nation's growing economic inequality: "secession" by wealthier school districts.
Secession occurs when communities carve out a new school district from an existing one, often on the grounds of keeping local control over education. Research finds that the impact is often racial, with the new splinter schools having a student body that ends up being wealthier and whiter than the district "left behind."
Tune in to our Facebook page on October 14th for the second installment of our virtual 'ARA's Tough Discussions: Racism & Real Estate' series on Unequal Opportunity: Race & Class in School District Secessions. We'll be joined by industry professionals for a discussion about how school district lines have been drawn and are being redrawn, why lack of apartments, density and diversity make for the most desired school districts, and how the real estate industry further feeds that narrative.
Moderator: Vic Collins
- Dr. Jaja Howard
- Diijon DaCasta
- Matt Westmoreland
Date: October 14th, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Live on ARA Facebook Page