Sunday, May 17, 2020
Today is the 66th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 17, 1954 marks the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that ended legally mandated racial segregation in schools. Since 2006, the Journal of Educational Controversy has tried to contribute to the ongoing conversation this nation has had with itself over the inequalities of education, the intractable problems of segregated schools, and the creation of a public capable of sustaining a democracy and continuing the conversation.
Volumes from the Journal of Educational Controversy focused on the legacy of the Brown v. Board decision:
Volume 2, Number 1 (2007) Jonathan Kozol's Nation of Shame: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America Forty Years Later
Volume 7, Number 1 (2012) The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Volume 12, Number 1 (2017) Black Lives Matter and the Education Industrial Complex
Volume 14, Number 1 (2019) The Ethics of Memory: What Does it Mean to Apologize for Historical Wrongs