Education (CERD Shadow Report, 2008)

More than five decades since the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States has failed to provide equal educational opportunity and a high quality, inclusive education to all students. Public schools today are more segregated thanthey were in 1970,  as federal court decisions and government inaction have contributed to the persistence of apartheid conditions in schools. Indeed, the  continued racial inequities and segregation of US schools is evidenced in large gaps in achievement and access, high rates of suspension, expulsion, and criminal sanctions, and low graduation rates for minority and  English Language Learner (“ELL”) students.