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Author Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve,
Title When the fences come down : twenty-first-century lessons from metropolitan school desegregation / Genevieve Siegel-Hawley.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]

Subject School integration -- Southern States -- History -- 21st century.
Education, Urban -- Southern States -- History -- 21st century.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-213) and index.
Contents Introduction : metropolitan school desegregation, past and present -- Background. Why boundary lines matter so much, and what we have done about them ; School policy is housing policy, and vice versa -- Analysis. Divergent paths : school and housing desegregation in four southern cities ; Divergent outcomes : the contemporary relationship between school and housing segregation in four southern cities -- Solutions. The choice conundrum : challenges and opportunities for voluntary school desegregation policy ; Education and the regional agenda -- Afterword / with Gary Orfield.
Summary This work explores what happens when communities focus squarely on overcoming the educational divide between city and suburb. Based on evidence from metropolitan school desegregation efforts between 1990 and 2010, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley uses quantitative methods and innovative mapping tools to underscore the damages wrought by school-district boundary lines and to raise awareness about communities that have sought to counteract them.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781469627854 (electronic bk.)
146962785X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 960029951
Additional Format Print version: Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve. When the fences come down. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] 9781469627830 1469627833 (DLC) 2015033881 (OCoLC)922572344