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Excerpted from Poverty & Race, Volume 32, No.2 (April – July 2023)
Nearly 70 years ago, the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education framed racial segregation as the cause of educational inequality. But Brown and its progeny never seriously examined the ways in which inadequate school funding is intertwined with race and segregation—and places students of color in a double bind. The country has consistently slipped backward on school segregation for the last several decades and never really got started on related problems of how we fund schools. The authors in this issue highlight these interconnections, examine their effects on equal educational opportunities, and chart a path for addressing segregation and school funding in tandem.
—Derek Black, Guest Editor