Resources

Simpson’s Paradox at Work – Gerald W. Bracey
Why does a school’s overall score go down even if sub populations’ scores are rising?

Amy Hawn Nelson’s PowerPoint Slides from OneMECK’s meeting on February 8, 2016.


The City That Believed in Desegregation
, The Atlantic
Integration isn’t easy, but Louisville, Kentucky, has decided that it’s worth it.
Alana Semuels, March 27, 2015

A Dream Deferred Again?
Video of Amy Hawn Nelson and Frye Galliard (enter password UNCC if required) discussing the legacy of Swann v. Mecklenburg. That case challenged the 1960s pattern of racial segregation in student assignment in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The case led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1971 that upheld the use of busing as a tool to remove vestiges of legally mandated segregation.

Disruptive Demographics and North Carolina’s Education Challenges
Video of Professor James H. Johnson Jr.’s presentation to the CMS Board of Education (presentation begins with Ann Clark’s introduction at about 51:15)

This American Life, The Problem We Live WithPart 1 and Part 2
“Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation.”

The Question No Parent Wants to Ask, August 18, 2015
She Worships blogger Sharon Hodde Miller looks at school integration through a Christian lens.

Mecklenburg Ministries education resources

Swann Fellowship –  Archive of meetings, presentations, reportage, charts

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