Segregation Still Exists In Texas Schools
More than 1 million black and Hispanics students in Texas learn in classrooms with few to no white peers.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. The Texas Tribune's recent education series "Dis-Integration" looks into how, more than 60 years later, racial segregation in schools is still impacting students across Texas, including in San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs.
What legal and policy decisions have affected the status quo in Texas schools? In what ways do demographic changes play into opportunity gaps across the state? How are local schools encouraging equity and better educational outcomes?
- Aliyya Swaby, public education reporter for The Texas Tribune
- Alexa Ura, demographics reporter for The Texas Tribune
- Al Kauffman, professor at St. Mary's University School of Law
- Pedro Martinez, superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District
"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at @TPRSource.
This interview aired on Thursday, January 3, 2018.