By Alisa Chang and Jonaki Mehta, National Public Radio, July 7, 2020
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The decision is often framed as a landmark decision that transformed education for Black students, allowing them equal access to integrated classrooms.
But more than six decades later, segregation in American schools is still very much a reality, says Rebecca Sibilia, founder of EdBuild, a nonprofit that investigated school funding inequities in America.
Her team found that predominantly white school districts get collectively $23 billion more per year than predominantly nonwhite school districts.