"In this important new collection, twenty-six authors reflect on the racial and ethnic discrimination that infects our public schools, some sharing their own powerful stories. Their moving first-person narratives are interwoven with commentary by some of the nation’s most prominent scholars. It is a must-read for anyone who genuinely cares about the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to plague our public schools."
—Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
"The Pursuit of Racial and Ethnic Equality in American Public Schools reminds us that to address the racial and ethnic inequality that exists in schools today, we must understand the social and legal foundation on which we stand. The book’s contributors trace that complex history, which includes African-American and Latino plaintiffs, and which involves not just courts, but also the US Departments of Education and Justice. They then look to the future, evaluating creative litigation and policymaking possibilities. Lawyers, educators, and policymakers all have much to learn from this remarkable book."
—Charles P. Rose, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education