After 60 Years, Are We Honoring the Little Rock Nine?

Commemorating on September 25 the anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, AK by the Little Rock Nine, the nine brave African American students who were the first to attend the formerly all white school, Martine Levine notes the failure of American society to attain fully integrated schools and communities. “Sixty years after Black and white students first shared a classroom in Little Rock, we still must decide if we actually want diverse integrated communities and schools that reflect them. This decision doesn’t ask us to choose between the social value of integration and educational quality; recent research has confirmed that all students benefit from attending diverse schools. Instead, this struggle is about the willingness of those with power to do the right thing.”  Read the complete article by clicking here.

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