Diversity and Desegregation: The History of Chicago Magnet Schools and the Pending Threat of Re-segregation

September 23, 2008

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On November 10, 2008, federal Judge Kocoras will consider releasing the Chicago Public School System from its consent decree to desegregate.  Such a determination effectively would abolish existing racial diversity goals in all Chicago magnet schools.  Listen in to learn the history of desegregation in the CPS system and how racial diversity in magnet schools may be preserved.

Speakers include:  Ricardo Meza, Mexican American Legal Defense Foundation Regional Counsel, and Valerie Johnson, Professor Political Science at DePaul Univerisity.  With Roberto Maldonado, Cook County Commissioner, as Moderator.

Co-Sponsors:  Drummond Families Together, American Friends Service Committee, Cook County Commissioner Roberto Maldonado, DePaul University College of Law Diversity Committee, PURE.

 

Recorded Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Casa Central.