1. How did Brown vs. Board of Education change public education?

  2. Has the promise of Brown v. Board of Education been realized? 

  3. Support your position with reference to a current event. Remember to keep your post academic in nature and relevant to the question.


Topic 3 DQ 1

Brown vs. Board of Education of 1954 is a fundamental milestone Supreme Court Case, whereby the justices ruled against racial segregation and thus declared it unconstitutional. The separate but equal form of education violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (McBride, 2007). This was one of the primary foundations of the civil rights movement and aided in the establishment of equality and desegregation in all American educational institutions. This paper will discuss the manner in which Brown vs. Board of Education altered public education and whether the intended impact has been achieved.

According to the database from the U.S. Department of Education, 74% African American and 80% Hispanic students are in learning institutions where the majorities are non-white individuals (Long, 2019). Moreover, the intensely segregated schools tend to possess a 10% population of white learners and only 38% black and 43% Hispanic students attend these establishments. To achieve demographic diversity, it is essential for educators to comprehend the interdependent essence of land/housing and school policies in regards to economic segregation.

The surrounding community is a direct reflection of the educational services offered in the respective regions due to the school funding. This negatively affects the learners’ academic success, especially if the population is of low socio-economic status as perceived in most African American and Hispanic communities. Therefore, educators and housing officials ought to collaborate in the integration of neighborhoods to attain local educational integration.

Consequently, the Brown vs. Board of Education resulted in little desegregation due to its limited capacity in terms of overcoming local racists’ regulations and failure to provide specific remedies. The full promise is yet to be realized due to the lack of proper integration in a majority of the American neighborhoods. Progressive city authorities can promote the development of affordable housing and elaborate transportation systems resulting in proper amalgamation; and hence well-structured public schools that promote equality. Nonetheless, advancements have been made but not to the intended capacity.


McBride, A. (2007). Supreme Court History Expanding Civil Rights, Landmark Cases: Brown vs. Board of Education. Retrieved from https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html

Long, C. (2019). National Education Association. Still Separate, Still Unequal. Retrieved from http://www.nea.org/home/58863.htm

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