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America's public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapprove

  • Written by Jack Schneider, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
America's public schools were meant to bring together children from all walks of life.Monkey Business Images/

Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools. Yet as King put it in a 1968 speech, the deeper struggle was “for...

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