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Education denied: What should reparations look like?

Education denied: What should reparations look like?

Update: 2020-10-07
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Daarel Burnette II of Education Week delves into the history of Black communities demanding education and school boards conspiring to deprive them of opportunities and resources. We zoom in on Virginia’s reparations to Black citizens, now in their 60’s, who were excluded from schools when Prince Edward County shut its schools to avoid integration. Mr. Burnette, a “military brat,” theorizes about why children of Black military families do so much better academically than their civilian peers.







Overview







00:00-00:50 Intros


00:50-02:06 Prince Edward County and its significance


02:06-03:31 Virginia’s reparations fund


03:31-07:09 Reactions of reparations recipients


07:09-09:44 Lessons from other state reparations programs


09:44-13:28 Essential elements of a reparations program


13:28-17:24 Overtaxing and underfunding


17:24-19:28 Black Lives Matter movement and educational equity


19:28-22:00 Teachers’ beliefs about genetics and achievement


22:00-24:08 Coleman report and assumptions about Black families


24:08-26:05 History of Black demands for public education; Freedmen’s schools; Rosenwald schools; attacks on Black schools by KKK and White Citizens Councils


26:05-29:00 Students from Black military families outperform civilian students; achievement gap almost eliminated in Department of Defense schools


29:00-35:25 Military base interventions to improve schools serving military families


35:25-38:48 Integration blinds us to what happens afterward; not the end of the story 


38:48-44:30 Freedmen’s schools and Rosenwald schools


44:30-46:31 Why knowledge of history is so essential


46:31-48:00 Outro






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References







Book The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein














































































Credits


Photo by the National Trust for Historic Preservation


Soundtrack by Podington Bear 













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Education denied: What should reparations look like?

Education denied: What should reparations look like?

Amy Halpern-Laff