The impact of desegregation on learning: Rucker Johnson


“Denying children access to resources damages both their educational and later life outcomes.”

As schools were desegregated in the 1950s and 1960s, opponents feared that embracing students from low-performing all-black schools would lower standards and unfairly disrupt white students’ performances. In fact, as Rucker Johnson shows with his extensive research, desegregation had essentially no effect on white students, but propelled minority students to unprecedented levels of success. (Filmed at TEDxMiamiUniversity)

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