chapter  4
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Macro-Level Policies—Segregation, Desegregation, and Resegregation

With its short but monumental decision in the now landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education (Brown I) the United States Supreme Court sounded the death knell of over half a century of legally sanctioned segregation, particularly in the fi eld of education. Brown I has been applauded as one of the most important Supreme Court decisions of all time. Yet in the 50 plus years since the Supreme Court announced that segregation is

illegal, it is clear that the decision has not done enough to end that segregation, especially in the fi eld of education.