360 Degrees of Segregation: A Historical Perspective of Segregation-Era School Equalization Programs in the Southern United States

22 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2011  

Kamina Aliya Pinder

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Evan R. Hanson

Independent

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The modern school finance litigation movement in the United States is largely based on the presumption that school funding is correlative to the academic success of poor and minority children. Although the start of this movement is generally recognized as beginning in 1971, its more notable precursors are the southern school equalization programs of the 1940s and 50s. This article explores the impact of a historic attempt to preserve de jure segregation through an equalized school funding program to black and white schools; it then compares that program and its effects to current levels of funding and achievement in the South’s mostly de facto segregated schools.

Suggested Citation

Pinder, Kamina Aliya and Hanson, Evan R., 360 Degrees of Segregation: A Historical Perspective of Segregation-Era School Equalization Programs in the Southern United States (2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1876362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1876362

Kamina Aliya Pinder (Contact Author)

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School ( email )

1422 W. Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

Evan R. Hanson

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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